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Brownton Minnesota Community Guide


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Brownton Minnesota welcome sign Location of Brownton Minnesota

Population: 
 Brownton (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 688 697 781 807 762 -45 -5.58
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.35 0.33 0.38 0.38 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,293.33 1,991.43 2,366.67 2,139.13 2,005.26 -133.87 -6.26
Housing Units 263 293 318 344 349 +5 +1.45
Households -- 277 304 313 314 +1 +0.32
Persons Per Household -- 2.52 2.57 2.55 2.43 -0.12 -4.71

Geography:

Brownton is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 212 and Minnesota State Highway 15 are two of the main arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,030 ft (314 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 762 people, 314 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,005.3 inhabitants per square mile (774.3 /km2). There were 349 housing units at an average density of 918.4 per square mile (354.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.

There were 314 households of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 39 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

BROWNTON, a city in sections 29 and 32 in Sumter, platted October 15, 1877, incorporated February 20, 1886, was named by Capt. Alonzo L. Brown, whose farm included this townsite, in honor of his brother, Charles, who died in 1862 in the Civil War, both men serving with Company B of the Fourth Minnesota Regiment. Alonzo Brown was born in Auburn, N.Y., November 8, 1838, and died at his home in Brownton, October 11, 1904. He came to Minnesota in 1857, settling here; served in the Civil War and became captain ; was author of the History of the Fourth Regiment, Minnesota (1892, 594 pp.). The first settlers came about 1856, and the community was shown on territorial maps as Grimshaw's Settlement for Robert E. Grimshaw, one of the 1856 settlers; the post office began in 1878 with Alonzo L. Brown, postmaster; it had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Street View, Brownton Minnesota, 1900's
Street View, Brownton Minnesota, 1900's
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Government:
Brownton City Hall
335 3rd Street S
PO Box 238
Brownton, MN
55312
Phone: (320) 328-5318
Web: www.cityofbrownton.com
City of Brownton Minnesota
Mayor Jay Werner
Brownton, MN 55312
n/a
Clerk/Treasurer Ella Kruse
335 3rd Street S
PO Box 238
Brownton, MN 55312
(320) 328-5318
Council Member Norman Schwarze
174 9th Avenue S
PO Box 154
Brownton, MN 55312
(320) 328-4163
Council Member Douglas A. Block
320 8th Avenue S
PO Box 388
Brownton, MN 55312
(320) 328-5356
Council Member Chuck Warner
428 8th Avenue
PO Box 333
Brownton, MN 55312
(320) 328-5368
Council Member Brian Dressel
312 2nd Avenue
PO Box 85
Brownton, MN 55312
(320) 328-4489

Post Office:
US Post Office
113 4th Avenue S
Brownton, MN
55312-6432
Phone:
(320) 328-4051
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 11:30 am
                       
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:15 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                none


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Brownton Municipal Electric (320) 328-5318
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater City of Brownton (320) 328-5318
Water City of Brownton (320) 328-5318
Telephone CenturyLink (877) 436-2277
Cable TV Mediacom Cable TV (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
McLeod Public School Elementary & Secondary Schools 40
Brownton Coop Ag Center Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 15
Lake Marion Supper Club Full-Service Restaurants 15
Shade Tree Retirement Center Nursing Care Facilities 10
Security Bank and Trust Depository Credit Intermediation 8


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Brownton Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Brownton Minnesota area


Events:

none


Attractions:

none


Recreation:
Lake Marion Park
11655 Highway 15
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-4479
 


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Marion  

Health Care:
none - see Glencoe or Hutchinson

Schools:
Glencoe-Silver Lake School District
1621 16th Street E
Glencoe, MN 55336
Phone: (320) 864-2498
Fax: (320) 864-6320
Web: www.gsl.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1,771

 
Glencoe-Silver Lake Senior High School
1825 16th Street E
Glencoe, MN 55336
Phone: (320) 864-2401
Fax: (320) 864-6475

Grades:  9-12
Students:  579

 
Lincoln Junior High School
1621 16th Street E
Glencoe, MN 55336
Phone: (320) 864-2401
Fax: (320) 864-2475

Grades:  7-8
Students:  284

 
Lakeside Elementary School
229 Lake Avenue
Silver Lake, MN 55336
Phone: (320) 864-2401
Fax: (320) 327-3122

Grades:  3-6
Students:  491

 
Baker Elementary School
405 16th Street E
Glencoe, MN 55336
Phone: (320) 864-2677
Fax: (320) 864-2682

Grades:  PK-2
Students:  417

 

Churches:
Brownton Congregational Church
127 5th Avenue N
PO Box 122
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (952) 210-2633
Web: www.browntoncongregational.org

Pastor:  Barry Merchant
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Brownton Congregational Church, Brownton Minnesota
Grace Lutheran Church
8638 Plum Avenue
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5522
Web: www.gracebrownton.org

Pastor:  Andrew Hermodson-Olsen
Sunday Worship:  8:45 am

Grace Lutheran Church, Brownton Minnesota
Immanuel Lutheran Church - LCMS
700 Division Street
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5522
Web: www.immanuelbrownton.org

Pastor:  Rev. Russell Allan Reed
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brownton Minnesota

Media:

none

 
Motels:

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Resorts:

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Campgrounds:
Lake Marion Park
11655 Highway 15
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-4479
 

Businesses:
A & J Zimmerman Inc
11462 Highway 15
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5564
 
Brownton Bar & Grill
111 4th Avenue N
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5991
Brownton Bar and Grill, Brownton Minnesota
Brownton Co-Op Ag Center
7735 State Highway 15
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5211
Web: www.browntoncoop.com

Brownton Coop Ag Center was founded on May 16, 1916, with the purpose of increasing the incomes and reducing the costs and expenses of its several patrons by marketing any and all agricultural products of its patrons. During this time, our staff has continued to grow to best meet the ever-changing needs of our patrons and their farms.

Brownton Co-Op Ag Center, Brownton Minnesota
Brownton Fire Department
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5309
 
Brownton Oil & Marine
418 Division Street
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5711
 
Brownton Police Department
528 2nd Street N
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5226
 
Brownton Public Library
528 2nd Street N
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5900
Web: www.pioneerland.lib.mn.us/brownton
Public Library, Brownton Minnesota
City Meat Market & Lockers
106 4th Street N
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-4411
 
Duehn Farms
7424 Robin Avenue
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-4287
 
Duwayne Tessmer Farm
13754 20th Street
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5526
 
H P Insurance Inc
142 4th Avenue N
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5716
 
Huebert Farms Inc
15786 110th Street
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 864-4724
 
Lake Marion Ball Room
11431 Highway 15
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5569
 
Lake Marion Park
11655 Highway 15
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-4479
 
Metro Sweeps
222 4th Street N
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 587-7613
 
Minncomm Paging
19797 90th Street
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5519
 
Security Bank & Trust Company
128 4th Avenue N
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5222
Web: www.security-banks.com
 
Shade Tree Retirement Center
115 4th Avenue S
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5949
 
Tongen Horse & Supply Company
1438 Division Street E
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5911
 
US Post Office
113 4th Avenue S
Brownton, MN
55312-6432
Phone:
(320) 328-4051
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Wagner Weddings & Gifts
PO Box 158
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 328-5253
 
Wakefield Pork Inc
20230 30th Street
Brownton, MN 55312
Phone: (320) 848-6534
Web: www.wakefieldpork.com

As consumers ourselves, Wakefield Pork's network of employees and independent family farmers work diligently to produce a pork product they would be proud to see in a grocer's meat case. Our farm-to-fork strategy incorporates a variety of ways in which consumers can make pork a confident meal choice, including science and technology, grass root initiatives, leadership opportunities and participation in the pork industry's We Care program.

Wakefield Pork Inc

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