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Garvin Minnesota Community Guide

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 Garvin (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 201 172 149 159 135 -24 -15.10
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.32 0.27 0.27 0.27 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 670.00 537.50 551.85 590.29 500.00 -90.29 -15.30
Housing Units 84 86 74 68 62 -6 -8.82
Households -- 75 68 57 52 -5 -8.77
Persons Per Household -- 2.29 2.19 2.79 2.60 -0.19 -6.81


Garvin is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km˛), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.7 km˛) of it is land and 3.57% is water. The elevation is 1,539 ft (469 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 159 people, 57 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 590.3 people per square mile (227.4/km˛). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 252.5/sq mi (97.2/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 95.60% White, 3.14% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.63% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 112.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $41,429. Males had a median income of $25,556 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,108. About 7.4% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.4% of those sixty five or over.

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GARVIN, a city in section 27, Custer, was developed by the Chicago and North Western Railway in 1879, although a depot was not built until 1886. It was platted April 30, 1886. It was first identified as Siding No. 7, and then called Terry (1886), and afterward Kent (1887) for Chicago missionary Father Kent, which was changed to the present name in July 1891 in honor of H. C. Garvin, traveling freight agent of the railway. Area residents often referred to the community as Seefield, the post office name, 1887-91, for a resident who built the first building, a grain elevator, near the station.

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Garvin City Hall
125 Sherman Street
Garvin MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4459

Business Hours: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm Tu, Th Council Meeting: 2nd Thursday

Mayor Jim Julien (507) 746-4459
City Clerk Roberta Joehnck (507) 746-4459
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Post Office:     Served by the Balaton Minnesota Post Office:
US Post Office
120 3rd Street
Balaton, MN
(507) 734-3721
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
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Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 11:30 am
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm  
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:45 pm
Saturday                5:00 pm

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Garvin Park

Back in the thirties, one of the most popular spots in Lyon County was a 27-acre track of woodland along the Cottonwood River. This park became a reality through the efforts of interested people, the Garvin Community Club, and Mr. H.C. Garvin a retired Winona businessman. In his youth, Mr. Garvin, was a station agent at Tracy for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He became the chief contributor of money and equipment for the park.

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Garvin Congregational Church
240 Grant Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4567





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Garvin Park

Garvin Park features 2 campgrounds with 30 electric campsites. There is No Sticker required for entry into the park and payment for camping is on the Honor System (a Payment Drop Box is located in the park). The campground is open for camping from mid-May through mid-October. Camping Costs: $15.00 with electricity $10.00 without electricity.

Garvin Park, Garvin Minnesota

Besse Construction
2676 140th Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 629-4361
Bornitz Financial
111 Sherman Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4555

My agency has been providing services since 1974 specializing in Income Tax Preparation, IRA's, Annuities, Life/Health/Long Term Insurance as well as being a Real Estate Broker, a Notary Public, and a Travel Agent in Southwestern Minnesota. Click below on "Financial Services" for information on Income Tax updates, current Real Estate listings, IRA's/Annuities, Notary Public Services, Travel Services, Helpful Information contacts, and "Other" which includes local happenings, announcements, and more.

Butterfly Playhouse
110 4th Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4570
Cottonwood Cove Crafts
2175 170th Avenue
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 763-3753

We invite you to browse our pages of custom wood signs, engraved wood signs, personalized cabin signs, custom farm signs, wood signs with quotes, and country wood signs of all sizes and prices. They make a great all occasion gift idea! If you need further information, call us at the shop: 866-245-5867 toll free! Have Fun and get creative for MOM! Thank You, Monte & Bonnie

Cottonwood Cove Crafts, Garvin Minnesota
Garvin City Hall
125 Sherman Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 763-4459
Garvin Nursery
2876 160th Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 629-4921

Garvin Nursery is a tree nursery providing residential tree services to the Tracy, MN area for over 20 years. We sell trees with sizes ranging from small to large in retail.

Garvin Nursery, Garvin Minnesota
Garvin Park Repair Shop
2782 150th Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 629-4081
Hansen Agri-Commodities
2033 US Highway 59
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 763-4991
Jim's Auto Body and Glass
133 Sherman Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4477
Knakmuh's Insurance
104 Sherman Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4444
Lone Oak Properties
2089 135th Avenue
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 629-3043
LS Insurance
2107 US Highway 59
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 763-3702
Mitchell Auto
1273 241st Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4529
Prairie Marsh Kennel
3024 120th Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 993-9557

Prairie Marsh & Thunderstruck Kennels are located in southwestern MN. Our main goal is to breed gundogs that are a joy to own not only in the field but as a year round family member. We have small kennels with only our own personal gundogs we use to hunt pheasant, duck, rabbit, woodcock & grouse in Minnesota, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. We do a small amount of field trials in the Midwest, making up a number of Field Trial Champions to date.

Prairie Marsh Kennel, Garvin Minnesota
Star City Auto Sales
US Highway 59
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 425-3298
This 'Ol Place
101 2nd Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4524

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