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Chandler Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Chandler Minnesota population sign Location of Chandler, Minnesota

Population: 
 Chandler (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 319 344 316 276 270 -6 -2.17
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.80 0.79 0.81 0.81 0.81 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 398.75 435.44 390.12 342.66 333.33 -9.33 -2.72
Housing Units 121 141 141 121 120 -1 -0.83
Households -- 132 132 113 109 -4 -3.54
Persons Per Household -- 2.61 2.39 2.44 2.48 +0.04 +1.64

Geography:

Chandler is a city in Murray County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 91 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land. The elevation is 1,660 ft (506 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 276 people, 113 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 342.7 people per square mile (131.6/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 150.2/sq mi (57.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.46% White, 1.81% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.39% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $38,542. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,134. About 6.8% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.0% of those sixty five or over.

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History:  

The first documented record of the Chandler area was done by the famous French scientist and explorer, Joseph Nicollet, in 1838. He describes the Chanarambie Valley, Lost Timber, and Buffalo Ridge in his writings. Buffalo Ridge was the name the Sioux called it also and is simply a translation of its Sioux Name.

Chandler had its beginnings with the coming of the railroad. The Southern Railroad Company laid tracks through the Chanarambie Valley in 1879. Later that year in October the first passenger train passed through the future Chandler area from Fulda to its destination at Edgerton.

G.W. Smith surveyed the plat for the townsite in May of 1886. The first building constructed in Chandler was the railroad water tank which was still standing in the early 1950's. Samuel B. Rockey opened the first store and was located where the Chandler Café now stands.

The early settlers of Chandler were predominantly Scandinavian, most of them coming from Fillmore County, Minnesota and the regions around Decorah and Hew Hampton, Iowa. In about 1908 the Holland people started coming, many from Iowa, but many directly from the Netherlands. The first religious services held in the village were conducted by Sabboth School Missionaries.

Chandler was incorporated in 1902 and that year was also considered a boom year for the village. The bank and a two room schoolhouse were built. Also the post office was established and construction began on a new hotel. The first meeting of the first village council was held on April 3, 1902.

Our town grew rapidly in the first decade of the 20th century and in 1906 there were 30 businesses established in our community. People came from Europe, the East, and other parts of the Midwest to better themselves and their way of life.

An Air Force Base was constructed south of Chandler in the 1950's. For an aerial view of the U.S. Air Force Radar Base outside of Chandler, the 787th AC & W Squadron, click here.

Many businesses have started and expanded over the years. Agriculture continues to be the lifeblood of the community with a mixture of grain and livestock in the surrounding area.

In June of 1992, Chandler was hit by a F5 tornado that destroyed a big part of the community. But the community rebuilt and continues to prosper with many successful businesses and farms.

Windpower has made it big in the Chandler area with several towers constructed to provide a clean, renewable source of energy to many people.

Courtesy City of Chandler

CHANDLER, a city in Leeds and Moulton Townships, was named in honor of John Alonzo Chandler, who was in official service of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad company more than 40 years, beginning this service in 1856. He was born in West Randolph, Vt., January 18, 1831; was captain in the Nineteenth Wisconsin Regiment, 1861-62, and a state senator in Wisconsin, 1864-65; came to Minnesota in 1870, settling in St. Paul, where he died March 31, 1902.

The village was platted on June 7, 1886, and the settlement began with grain elevators, a creamery, a depot of the Southern Minnesota Railroad, and a post office, opened in 1886 in first postmaster Samuel P. Rockey's general store. The city was incorporated as a village on October 6, 1900, and separated from the township on April 1, 1926.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Chandler City Hall
241 4th Street
PO Box 37
Chandler, MN
56122
Phone: (507) 677-2222
Web:
www.cityofchandlermn.com
 
Mayor Gary Stoner 
120 Carlton Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
(507) 677-2554
Clerk/Treasurer Jeff DeWitt
PO Box 37
Chandler, MN 56122
(507) 677-2222
Council Member

LeRoy Buys
121 Carlton Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122

(507) 677-2361
Council Member Bill DeKruif
760 70th Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
(507) 677-2225
Council Member Doug Schuur
131 8th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
(507) 677-2328
Council Member Donald Buys
800 Main Street
Chandler, MN 56122
(507) 677-2391

Post Office:
US Post Office
211 4th Street
Chandler, MN
56122-1190
Phone:
(507) 677-2530
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 11:30 am
                       
12:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:15 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:15 pm
Saturday                2:30 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a --
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Trails Best Animal Slaughtering & Processing 275
Prins Feed & Grain Warehousing & Storage 11
Schuur Concrete Warehousing & Storage 11
Chandler Coop Gasoline Stations 9
Chandler Feed & Grain Warehousing & Storage 9
State Bank of Chandler Depository Credit Intermediation 9
Chandler Machine Shop Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 4
Chandler Cafe Cafeterias 3


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Schools:
Chandler Christian School
410 5th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2358
Web: www.unitedchristianschools.com

Grades:  PK-8
Students:  42

Chandler Christian School, Chandler Minnesota

Churches:
Chandler Christian Reformed Church
Hwy. 91 & Carlton Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2524

Pastor:  Mark Klompien
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 
Chandler Reformed Church
250 3rd Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2248

Pastor:  Nathan Huisman
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

 

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Businesses:
Action Signs & Billboards
720 Hillside Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2568
Web: www.actionsignsandbillboards.com

We are a family owned business located in Chandler Minnesota. We manufacture tri-paneled rotating signs, rotating billboards, rotating mobile billboard trucks, rotating advertising trailers, rotating mobile billboard trailers and now we manufacture hay feeders or bale feeders as well. We believe in providing our customers with a very reliable product at a fair price. We also believe you should get an eye-catching sign that people will notice.

Action Signs & Billboards, Chandler Minnesota
Busman Farms Inc
17229 1st Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 443-5003
 
Chandler Cafe
420 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2345
 
Chandler Christian Church
80 Carlton Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2524
 
Chandler Christian Reformed
421 2nd Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2277
 
Chandler Christian School
410 5th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2358
Web: www.unitedchristianschools.com

The mission of Chandler Christian School is to give children the opportunity to receive a thorough God-centered and Biblically-based education which will prepare them spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically, and socially for a life of service to the Lord.

Chandler Christian School, Chandler Minnesota
Chandler City Office
241 4th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2222
 
Chandler Co-Op
Main Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2363
 
Chandler Co-Op Station
151 5th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2207
 
Chandler Feed
351 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2253
Web: www.chandlerfeed.com

Chandler Feed Company is a locally owned Feed & Grain Elevator. We have locations in Chandler, Edgerton, and Woodstock, MN. We have been in business since 1946. We buy corn, beans, oats, and barley. We also manufacture feed for swine, dairy, beef, sheep, and poultry.

Chandler Feed, Chandler Minnesota
Chandler Feed Company
741 Valley Road
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2237
 
Chandler Funeral Assn
510 5th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2300
 
Chandler Machine Shop
320 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2217
 
Chandler Reformed Church
250 3rd Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2248
 
Chandler State Agency
342 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2201
 
Chuck's Body Shop
527 State Highway 91
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2593
 
Corner Post Farms
635 30th Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 879-3133
 
Cornie Vanlant Farm
316 31st Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 443-5032
 
D & S Auto Center
185 Highway 91 S
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2255
 
Don's Repair
521 State Highway 91
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2243
 
Entinger Construction
628 80th Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 879-3550
 
Fraser Oil Products
336 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2307
 
KRSW
239 70th Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2504
 
KSMN Channel 20
339 State Highway 91
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2542
 
Lolkus Plumbing & Heating
750 5th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2394
 
Lost Timber Bible Camp
466 Valley Road
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2555
Web: www.losttimber.org

Lost Timber Camp started in 1973, is part of the non-profit corporation Chanarambie Christian Camps. As a non-denominational ministry we welcome campers from all religious backgrounds. Our summer camps are at the heart of our existence offering fun-filled faith adventures for young people 9 - 19 years of age. We are funded by visionary individuals, committed churches and user fees. We are privileged to offer this facility as a tool to the local church ministries on a year-around basis. Please contact us for more information regarding your particular needs.

Lost Timber Bible Camp, Chandler Minnesota
McLain Auto Center
201 Highway 91
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2276
 
Monogram Meat Snacks
521 5th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2291
Web: www.monogramfoods.com

In May of 2006, Monogram Food Solutions continued to expand with the acquisition of Trail's Best Meat Snacks from Sara Lee Corporation of Chicago. Trail's Best is one of the nations largest manufacturers of quality meat snacks; including jerky, meat and cheese snacks, kippered beef sticks and pickled sausages. The manufacturing facility is located in Chandler, Minnesota. The new division is named Monogram Meat Snacks.

 
PrimeVest Financial Services
342 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2201
 
Rylaarsdam Dairy Farm
523 25th Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 442-8643
 
Schuur Concrete
300 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2370
 
Senior Citizens Center
450 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2553
 
State Bank of Chandler
342 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2201
Web: www.statebankofchandler.com

The State Bank of Chandler is the oldest financial institution in Murray County, establishing it’s charter in 1902. There is one thing that has not changed since our beginning - we were locally owned in 1902 and we remain that way today. Local ownership and management allows us to provide our customers with a full-service, modern banking environment in a community-minded and personal way.

State Bank of Chandler Minnesota
T & R Construction & Cabinet
751 5th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2508
 
US Post Office
211 4th Street
Chandler, MN
56122-1190
Phone:
(507) 677-2530
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
 
Valley Electric of Chandler
351 5th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2244
 
Valley Varnishing & Paint LLC
351 2nd Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2570
 
Valley View Wind
351 Main Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2411
 
Van Dyke Brothers Inc
753 56th Street
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 677-2327
Web: www.vandykebros.com

Van Dyke, Inc. has built a reputation as a leader in industry among Heavy Haulers. Our diverse equipment enables us to haul a wide variety of heavy loads both over roads and bridges as well as within plant moves.

Van Dyke Brothers Inc
Van Dyke Grinding Company
10510 Chaney Avenue
Chandler, MN 56122
Phone: (507) 443-6421
 

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