Population (2010) 20,160 History Located along the bluffs downriver from downtown, the floodplain was the last location for the Dakota village called Kaposia that was inhabited until the mid-19th century. Today's South Saint Paul is a city in two distinct geographic locations: the residential areas and town center are high atop the bluffs, but
Population (2010) 623 History The small village of Lilydale, named for the lilies that cover Pickerel Lake, was built in a rather unfortunate location, a low-lying floodplain that, well, floods regularly. So many of its residents lived in boats or trailers--it was easier move out of the way when the river began to rise--that
Population (2010) 198 History The first Europeans to move into the area were the soldiers at the Cantonment of New Hope, who wintered here before Fort Snelling was built. They were followed by folks who were involved in the fur trade, primarily discontented French Canadians and Metis who had
History In the Dakota language, a place where two rivers meet is called bdote. One bdote is revered above all others, the place where life began in Dakota legend, the bdote of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. For generations of Dakota, the area around this bdote was the place where the Dakota gathered for
Population (2010) 34,589 History James Sullivan Norris, a New England transplant, was probably the first legal settler in the area; he set up a wheat farm in 1842 in an area he called Cottage Grove. He was soon joined by a handful of other people, also from New England.
Population (2010) 307 in the township History Grey Cloud Island has a long history of human habitation. The island has dozens of mounds, and archaeological surveys have also found evidence of villages that date roughly to the early Woodland period (about 2100 years ago). In the early 1830s, Medicine Bottle led a small group