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Garvin Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome to Garvin Minnesota!  Location of Garvin, Minnesota

Population: 
 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

Geography:

Garvin is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km˛), of which, 0.27 square miles (0.70 km˛) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km˛) is water. The elevation is 1,539 ft (469 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 135 people, 52 households, and 38 families residing in the city. The population density was 500.0 inhabitants per square mile (193.1/km2). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 229.6 per square mile (88.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White and 3.0% from two or more races.

There were 52 households of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.9% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 7.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.


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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

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.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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Government:
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

City Hall, Garvin Minnesota
Title

Term Ends

Name Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Jim Julien
1109 US Highway 59
Garvin MN 56132
(507) 530-5695
City Clerk appointed Roberta Joehnck
125 Sherman Street
Garvin MN 56132
(507) 746-4459
Council Member 12/31/2020 Sandy Carlson
200 Polk Street
Garvin MN 56132
(507) 746-4499
Council Member 12/31/2020 Don Peterson
250 Polk Street
Garvin MN 56132
(507) 746-4410
Council Member 12/31/2018 Paulette Stefanick
231 Polk Street
Garvin MN 56132
(507) 746-4420
Council Member 12/31/2018 Joesph Stefanick
231 Polk Street
Garvin MN 56132
(507) 746-4420

Post Office:     Garvin Post Office closed in 2002, served by the Balaton Minnesota Post Office:
US Post Office
120 3rd Street
Balaton, MN
56115-9451
Phone:
(507) 734-3721
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 - 3:45 pm  
Saturday          
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:45 pm
Saturday                5:00 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity

Xcel Energy

(612) 330-5834
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater City of Garvin (507) 746-4459
Water City of Garvin (507) 746-4459
Telephone Woodstock Telephone Company (507) 658-3830
Cable TV Woodstock Telephone Company (507) 658-3830

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Recreation:
Garvin Park
1440 US Highway 59
Garvin, MN 56132

Majestic oak woodlands dominate the steeply sloping riparian landscape of the Cottonwood River within the 700 acre Garvin Park. Miles of trails, and plentiful rest areas allow visitors substantial opportunity to explore the rich habitat and diverse wildlife that use this park. Regionally know for horseback riding, Garvin Park has three campgrounds, and numerous shelters and open space; providing peaceful locations to relax. Garvin Park attracts visitors as diverse as its environment for public recreation.

 

Garvin Park, Garvin Minnesota


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Health Care:

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Schools:
Tracy Area Public Schools
934 Pine Street
Tracy, MN 56175
Phone: (507) 629-5500

Web:  www.tracy.k12.mn.us

Grades: 
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Tracy Area High School
934 Pine Street
Tracy, MN 56175
Phone: (507) 629-5500

Grades: 
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Tracy Area Elementary School
700 S 4th Street
Tracy, MN 56175
Phone: (507) 629-5518

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Churches:
Garvin Congregational Church
240 Grant Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4567
Web:  umcfellowship.org

Pastor:  Edsel Miller
Sunday Workship:  9:00 am
Concregational Church, Garvin Minnesota
Lake Sarah Lutheran Church
1121 US Highway 59
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4531

Pastor   Rev. Drake M. Snell
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
Lake Sarah Lutheran Church, Garvin Minnesota

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Motels:

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Campgrounds:
Garvin Park
1440 US Highway 59
Garvin, MN 56132

Garvin Park features 4 campgrounds with 47 sites with electricity. Camping Registration Pay Tubes are located at each campground, or register with the Camp Host (Site 11-Lower camp). 

Garvin Park allows camping reservations .
Reservation information is listed on the website
www.lyonco.org/garvin. 5 sites are reservable in
each campground. Reservations can be made by
phone (507-532-8210). All other sites are on a first
come-first serve basis. Sites are considered
occupied ONLY if a registered motor vehicle is
parked on the camping pad.

Garvin Park, Garvin Minnesota

Businesses:
Besse Construction
2676 140th Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 629-4361
 
Bitton's Roadhouse
101 2nd Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4524
Web:  www.bittonsroadhouse.com

The new Bitton's Roadhouse is the place to be when it comes to connecting with your friends, family and neighbors. We are full service Restaurant & Bar with a Banquet Hall and Off-Sale Liquor Store. We look forward to welcoming you to our new business, whether for dinner, some cocktails or an all-out party in our spacious banquet hall. In our Off-Sale store you'll find a deep selection of all your favorite beverages, priced right and available in a spacious, pleasant environment, 7 days a week.
Bitton's Roadhouse, Garvin Minnesota
Bornitz Financial
111 Sherman Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4555
Web: www.bornitzfinancial.com

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.

Bornitz Financial, Garvin Minnesota
Cottonwood Cove Crafts
2175 170th Avenue
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 763-3753
Web: www.cottonwoodcovecrafts.com

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
City Hall, Garvin Minnesota
Garvin Nursery
2876 160th Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 629-4921
Web: www.garvinnursery.com

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
 
Homestead Kennels
1237 290th Avenue
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 626-0302
Web:  homestead.pampfarms.com

We have had springers for 35 years; primarily using them for hunting upland game, water fowl, and as family pets. We have always found springers to be cheerful and affectionate, good with family members, and ever alert to intruders. Our springers have excelled in hunting, obedience, showmanship, and agility training, proving themselves to be versatile dogs, good athletes, quick to learn and willing to obey.
 
Jim's Auto Body and Glass
133 Sherman Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 746-4477
Jim's Auto Body and Glass, Garvin Minnesota
Lake Sarah Archery
68 Pioneer Trail
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 220-6395
Web:  www.lakesaraharchery.com

LSA is an Authorized Dealer for: Elite Archery G5 Prime G5 Quest Parker Compound and Crossbows We specialize in Custom Strings & Cables and Custom Arrows. We carry a complete line of Archery Accessories in Store, and if we don't have what you want, we will order it. Special orders are not a problem -- they are welcomed. We are Level 2 Archery Coach-Instructors. We can help with-- form, draw length, shooting style -- so you can shoot your best.
 
Lake Sarah Storage
135 Sherman Street
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (714) 222-1627
Web:  www.lakesarahstorage.com

Lake Sarah Storage in Garvin, MN provides secure storage units for the Lake Sarah, Lake Shetek and Marshall area. We have units large enough to fit your boat or other watercraft, with exterior and interior lights for each unit, optional electrical outlets, winter snow removal, and 24/7/365 access! Being in close proximity to the lakes, we are the perfect place to store your water vehicles. With 30 large units and competitive pricing, we are able to provide a safe and secure place to store your belongings. We have monthly, seasonal or yearly leases available.
Lake Sarah Storage, Garvin Minnesota
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
Web: www.prairiemarshkennel.com

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
Towne and Country Excavating
1191 260th Avenue
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: n/a
Web:  www.towneandcountryexcavatingllc.com

Towne & Country Excavating, LLC is a family owned and operated construction company founded in 2010 and in 2015 actively started bidding and working on awarded projects. Towne and Country Excavating, LLC specializes in road and street construction, site work, storm sewer, culverts, water control structures and projects with staging and traffic control. With a lifetime of experience in the construction industry, we are here to take away your problems, not create them.
 
Water's Edge Plumbing
2080 170th Avenue
Garvin, MN 56132
Phone: (507) 829-7756
 

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