The Oldest Town In Minnesota That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

There are several ways to determine “oldest town.” You could count by how long it’s been inhabited, by when it was platted, or by the date it was officially incorporated. In Minnesota, the method by which you decide will give you a different answer. But today, we’re going to simplify things. Though Stillwater is commonly considered Minnesota’s oldest town, another town actually holds the title. Why? Because it was established in 1830, a full 24 years before Stillwater was incorporated.

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Have you ever been to Wabasha? Let us know what you did there! Or, if you’re interested in other towns, check it out on this list of 14 historic towns in Minnesota.