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Hammond
Wabasha County, Minnesota

ZipCodes
55916




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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Hammond is approximately 205 (1990), 132 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 82 (1990), 59 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hammond is 0.272 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.027 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hammond to Washington DC is 919 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 69 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hammond is positioned 44.22 degrees north of the equator and 92.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

In 1856 Joe Hammons settles near the southernmost bend in the Zumbro River, Wabasha County Minnesota. The valley and most of the land comprising Hammond came into his possession. He built a house of logs, and moved his family in and opened a store. Grading on the railroad started on 1877 and was opened for traffic in 1878. At this time buildings started in earnest in Hammond. Hammond at one time boasted 3 grocery stores, 2 hardware stores, a creamery, 2 blacksmiths, 2 harness makers, 2 hotels (known as the Hammond House and the West Hotel), 3 salons, a doctor, a dentist, a milliner shop, 2 barbers, a watchmaker, a sawmill, a post office, a lumber yard, a railroad station, 2 ice cream parlors, an opera house, a movie theater, a standard oil bulk station, a two room elementary school, and a wagon maker.
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Hammond Historical Events

1856
Beginnings of Hammond
In 1856 Joe Hammons settles near the southernmost bend in the Zumbro River, Wabasha County Minnesota. The valley and most of the land comprising Hammond came into his possession. He built a house of logs, and moved his family in and opened a store. Grading on the railroad started on 1877 and was opened for traffic in 1878. At this time buildings started in earnest in Hammond. Hammond at one time boasted 3 grocery stores, 2 hardware stores, a creamery, 2 blacksmiths, 2 harness makers, 2 hotels (known as the Hammond House and the West Hotel), 3 salons, a doctor, a dentist, a milliner shop, 2 barbers, a watchmaker, a sawmill, a post office, a lumber yard, a railroad station, 2 ice cream parlors, an opera house, a movie theater, a standard oil bulk station, a two room elementary school, and a wagon maker.

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