The Great Hinckley Fire

The Great Hinckley Fire (HM17T)

Location: Hinckley, MN 55037 Pine County
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N 46° 0.665', W 92° 55.419'

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This Monument is erected by The State of Minnesota under an Act of the Legislature Approved April 7th, A. D. 1899 To the Memory of Four Hundred and Eighteen Men Women and Children who perished in the Great Hinckley Forest Fire of September First A. D. 1894

September 1st, A.D. 1894On the First Day of September, A.D. 1894, between the Hours of Three and Five O'Clock in the afternoon a forest fire swept over Central Pine County devastating Four Hundred square miles of Country, Consuming the Villages of Hinckley, Sandstone, Mission Creek and Brook Park, and destroying more than Four Hundred and Eighteen human lives

In MemoriamIn the Four Trenches North of this Monument lie the remains of Two Hundred and Forty Eight Men, Women and Children, Residents of Hinckley, who perished in the fire which this monument was erected to commemorate.

Dedicated September 1st, A.D. 1900This Monument is dedicated to the Pioneers of Civilization in the Forests of Minnesota.
HM NumberHM17T
Marker Number9
Year Placed1900
Placed ByThe State of Minnesota
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 505910 N 5095281
Decimal Degrees46.01108333, -92.92365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 0.665', W 92° 55.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 0' 39.90" N, 92° 55' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)320
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 791-851 MN-48, Hinckley MN 55037, US
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