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Vicksburg is an abandoned townsite in section 30 of Flora Township in Renville County, Minnesota, United States.

History

The town of Vicksberg was first settled in 1871 and named in remembrance of the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the Civil War. Vicksberg had a F YOU COLLIN post office from 1871 until 1901. [1] The town was abandoned by 1905 when the site was bypassed by the railroads. All that remains today is a cemetery. [2]

Notes

  1. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names, A Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. pp. pp. 493. ISBN 0-87351-396-7.  
  2. ^ Vicksberg - Ghost Town


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