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Cottage Grove, MN Cooling & Plumbing Services

Cottage Grove, MN Cooling & Plumbing Services

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Cottage Grove is a city located 8 miles south of Saint Paul in Washington County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies on the north bank of the Mississippi River, north of a backwash from the confluence with the Saint Croix River. Cottage Grove and nearby suburbs form the southeast portion of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.5 million residents. The population of Cottage Grove was 34,589 at the 2010 census.

The city is a bedroom community of Saint Paul and to a lesser extent Minneapolis linked by U.S. Routes 10 and 61 (co-signed). Once a rural township known for the state’s first creameries and wheat production, the area was served by rail lines, river shipping, and grist mills. The primary settlers were from New England and left their architectural influence, which is preserved today.

The area was settled in the 1840s with the creation of two villages, Langdon and Old Cottage Grove. When the early settlers arrived, the land was thick with oaks and prairie grasses. This savannah-like landscape was developed into farmland, with many settlers founding dairy farms. Formerly containing the railway station village of Langdon, the entire township incorporated into Cottage Grove in 1963. New Englander James Sullivan Norris, an early farmer, called his homestead Cottage Grove which was adopted by the town. Norris was a New Englander who settled in Afton in 1839.

Cottage Grove is approximately eight miles southeast of Minnesota’s Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, accessed by U.S. Route 61. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.48 square miles, of which, 33.62 square miles is land and 3.86 square miles is water. The city has more land adjacent to the Mississippi River than any other city in Minnesota. The city is also bordered by Woodbury on the north, Hastings on the south, St. Paul Park on the west and Denmark Township on the east. The city is approximately a half-an-hour at posted speeds from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It is also approximately 15 minutes from the Wisconsin border. The city has a business park with over 25 businesses located on the southwest part of town.

Historic places include: Historic Cedarhurst Mansion, Schilling Archeological District, Atkinson Cemetery, Cottage Grove Town Hall, Old People’s Home of the Northwest Cemetery, Grey Cloud Lime Kiln, Historic John P. Furber House, Historic Dr. Arthur H. Steen House, Historic First Congregational Church (Accacia Lodge No. 51), Historic William W. Furber House, Cottage Grove Cemetery, Historic Harry Roberts House, Lamar Avenue Larch Trees, and Hope Glen Farm. Cottage Grove has one of the two remaining drive-in theaters in operation in the Twin Cities area, the Cottage View Drive-In. It is located near the Innovation Road exit of Highway 61. The Drive-In will close after the 2012 season and the land will be developed for commercial use.

Source: Cottage Grove on Wikipedia