Frontenac (HMVQV)

Location: Frontenac, MN 55026 Goodhue County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 31.572', W 92° 19.743'

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This scenic Mississippi River site provided Native Americans food, shelter, and transportation for over 9,000 years. Count Frontenac, the Governor of New France, sponsored the first European explorers to this area in 1680. James (Bully) Wells established a fur trading post in 1840. In 1854, Evert Westervelt opened the first store in "Western Landing." Israel and Lewis Garrard brought resources and craftsmen to build an aristocratic frontier city and, in 1857 platted the town Westervelt.

The village was renamed Frontenac in 1859 and prospered in fur trading, logging, limestone, and hospitality. Frontenac, an early example of town planning, was named a National Historic District in 1971.

This monument is located in Valhalla Park, a bluff land park that borders the length of Garrard Avenue.

Enjoy historic Frontenac and the timeless solitude it offers its visitors and inhabitants.

Frontenac Heritage Preservation Commission - 2006
Year Placed2006
Placed ByFrontenac Heritage Preservation Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 553315 N 4930538
Decimal Degrees44.52620000, -92.32905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 31.572', W 92° 19.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 31' 34.32" N, 92° 19' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)651
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28895 Garrard Ave, Frontenac MN 55026, US
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