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Vernon Center Minnesota Community Guide


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Population: 
 Vernon Center (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 347 365 339 359 332 -27 -7.52
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.50 0.43 0.47 0.49 0.49 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 694.0 848.8 721.3 727.2 677.6 -49.65 -6.83
Housing Units 135 154 136 137 142 +5 -3.65
Households -- 147 131 132 132 0 0.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.48 2.59 2.72 2.52 -0.20 -7.35

Geography:

Vernon Center is a city in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, along the Blue Earth River. U.S. Route 169 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km≤), all of it land. The elevation is 1,030 ft (314 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

At the 2010 census, there were 332 people, 132 households and 90 families in the city. The population density was 677.6 inhabitants per square mile (261.6 /km2). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 289.8 per square mile (111.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.9% African American, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 132 households of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age was 34.4 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The population were 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

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History:  

VERNON CENTER Township, settled in 1855, was at first named Montevideo by the county commissioners, April 6, 1858, but ten days later they renamed it Vernon, and on October 14 of the same year they changed this to the present name. A village had been platted here in June 1857 by proprietors who came from Mount Vernon, Ohio, two of whom, Col. Benjamin F. Smith and Benjamin McCracken, gave to it the name Vernon. The many villages and cities of the United States that bear this name, including the home of Washington in Virginia, received it primarily in honor of the distinguished English admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757), the hero of the expeditions capturing Porto Bello in 1739 and attacking Cartagena in 1741. When the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway was built through this township in 1879, the first name given to the station here was Edgewood, for its being at the edge of a grove, but it was renamed in 1885 for the township, although neither the township nor the station is quite centrally situated. The city of Vernon Center, in section 26, was incorporated as a village in 1899; the post office was established in 1858. Early businesses were flour mills, a sorghum factory, elevators, lumber dealers, a creamery, the Barnes Opera House and the Vernon Center Opera House, and several general stores.

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Birds eye view, Vernon Center Minnesota, 1911
Birds eye view, Vernon Center Minnesota, 1911
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Government:
Vernon Center City Hall
101 N Oak Street
PO Box 385
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3240
Fax: (507) 549-3064
Web:  n/a

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Municipal Building, Vernon Center Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name  and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Dana Ziegler
102 Kendall Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
  (507) 420-0466
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Diane Roelofs
101 N Oak Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Email (507) 549-3240
Council Member 12/31/2020 Todd Schwarz
200 East Street N
Vernon Center, MN 56090
  (507) 549-3424
Council Member 12/31/2020 Delwin Smith
203 West Street N
Vernon Center, MN 56090
  (507) 327-6669
Council Member 12/31/2018 Lisa Peterson
200 Main Street E
Vernon Center, MN 56090
  (507) 549-3254
Council Member 12/31/2018 Eric Pederson
200 Grannis Street W
Vernon Center, MN 56090
  (507) 327-6671

Post Office:
US Post Office
107 E Main Street
Vernon Center, MN
56090-4401
Phone:
(507) 549-3596
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
 www.usps.com

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday          12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity BENCO Electric Cooperative (507) 387-7963
Natural Gas Northwest Gas (800) 367-6964
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Telephone Consolidated Communications (844) 968-7224
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Schools:
Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Schools
Independent School District  #2071

607 Knights Lane
PO Box 160
Lake Crystal, MN 56055
Phone: (507) 726-2323
Fax: (507) 726-2334
Web: www.isd2071.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  790

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Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary School
607 Knights Lane
PO Box 160
Lake Crystal, MN 56055
Phone: (507) 726-2110
Fax: (507) 726-2283


Grades:  7-12
Students:  366

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Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Elementary School
502 E Watowan Street
PO Box 810
Lake Crystal, MN 56055
Phone: (507) 726-2320
Fax: (507) 726-2003


Grades:  PK-6
Students:  420

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Churches:
Grace United Methodist Church
104 S West Street
PO Box 218
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3162

Pastor:   Daniel Lloyd Foster
Sunday Worship:  8:45 am

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Grace United Methodist Church, Vernon Center Minnesota
Rivers Edge Church
East Street S
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3162
Web:  www.riversedgechristianchurch.net

Pastor:  Bart Whitman
Sunday Worship:   9:30 am

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St. John's Lutheran Church - LCMS
13148 499th Avenue
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3760
Web: www.stjohnswillowcreek.org

Pastor:  John Bennett
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

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St. Matthew's Catholic Church
200 Kendall Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3004
Web:  www.sjsmst.org

Pastor:  Fr. Andrew Vogel
Sunday Mass:  see website

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St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Vernon Center Minnesota
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
202 Kendall Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3166
Web:  www.stpetersvc.org

Pastor:  Monte Meyer
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

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Businesses:
Baarts Storage
101 E Main Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3333 

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Charlie's Appliance
105 E Main Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3526

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Community Bank
201 E Main Street
PO Box 307
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3679
Web:  www.cbfg.net

Community Bank is an experienced family owned and operated bank. We are dedicated to satisfying the needs of our customers and employees in a warm and friendly hometown atmosphere while providing an adequate return for future growth and financial stability.

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Crystal Valley Co-op
303 Railroad Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3722
Web: www.crystalvalley.coop

Crystal Valley Cooperative is a local full-service cooperative with 150 full-time employees serving the agronomy, energy, feed, and grain customer. We began in 1927 and have nine locations serving Blue Earth, Brown, LeSueur, Nicollet, Steele, Watonwan, and Waseca counties and surrounding areas in south central Minnesota.

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D Bar
101 N West Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3153

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Giefer Towing and Service
102 West Street N
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3300

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Hormel Foods - Hog Buying Station
16087 US Highway 169 N
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3199
Web:  www.hormelfoods.com

In 1891, George A. Hormel founded Hormel Foods in Austin, Minn. While we are proud of those small-town roots, we are excited as we continue to bring our iconic products to the global market. For more than 125 years, Hormel Foods has brought innovation, beloved brands and outstanding value to our consumers, customers, communities and shareholders. We are proud of this milestone but are motivated by our future. We remain focused on our purpose statement: Inspired People. Inspired Food.ô by building on our founderís legacy of innovation, quality and integrity.

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Luke's Electric
108 Railroad Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 327-3290

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Peterson Motor Grader Service
200 N Oak Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3892

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Stevens Bobcat and Backhoe
14973 US Highway 169
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3701

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US Post Office
107 E Main Street
Vernon Center, MN
56090-4401
Phone:
(507) 549-3596
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
 www.usps.com

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Vernon Center City Hall
101 N Oak Street
PO Box 385
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3240
Fax: (507) 549-3064
Web:  n/a

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Vernon Center Lumber
101 E Main Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3676

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Vernon Center Market
300 Hilltop Street
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3172

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Visions Inc.
201 East Street S
PO Box 278
Vernon Center, MN 56090
Phone: (507) 549-3434
Web: www.visionsinc.us

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