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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Gaylord is approximately 2,250 (2000), 2305 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 780 (1990), 929 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gaylord is 2.853 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gaylord to Washington DC is 1021 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gaylord is positioned 44.55 degrees north of the equator and 94.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.


55 miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota
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History & History Related Items

"As early as 1852, a trail from Henderson to Fort Ridgely meandered westward on high ground through what is now the Gaylord city limits. It was a stopping point on the main passage to the Dakota Territory traveled first on foot or horseback, and later by oxcart, wagon, and stagecoach. An 1856 lake house owned by Edward Price, located on the southeast shore of Gaylord's Lake Titloe, was a welcomed frontier outpost.

In 1881, the establishment of farms took place in what is now the city. Later that year, land was surveyed along with a railroad station planned. This was also the year that the city was named after E.W. Gaylord, a man liked and respected by those designing the course the steel tracks would follow.

In 1883, the first elections were held, the municipal government was established, and a petition was approved that incorporated Gaylord as a village." (from city website)
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Gaylord City Government

City of Gaylord
Phone: 507-237-2338
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Gaylord is the county seat of Sibley County. Gaylord


The population of Gaylord was:
1990 - 1,935
2000 - 2,250

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