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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Northfield is approximately 20007 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,288 (1990), 6272 (2010).
The amount of land area in Northfield is 15.865 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.076 sq kilometers.
The distance from Northfield to Washington DC is 965 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Northfield is positioned 44.45 degrees north of the equator and 93.16 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Northfield elevation is 915 feet above sea level.

History & History Related Items

Northfield is known for the siege of the city by the notorious James-Younger gang. The Townspeople banded together to protect their town, defeating the gang, which was captured and sentenced to prison except for two members - Jesse and Frank James. The defeat of Jesse James Days is held each year the weekend after Labor Day and includes a re-enactment of the robbery.
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Northfield Historical Society Museum
408 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: 507-645-9268
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Northfield City Government

Northfield City Offices
801 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057-2565
Phone: 507-645-8832

Northfield Chamber

Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce
500 Water St S
Northfield, MN 55057-2060
Phone: 507-645-5604
Toll-free: 800 658-2548

Northfield Organizations

Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce
500 Water St S
Northfield, MN 55057-2060
Phone: 507-645-5604
Toll-free: 800 658-2548

Northfield Libraries

Northfield City Library
210 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057-2055
Phone: 507-645-6606

Northfield Schools

Northfield Public Schools
1400 Division St S
Northfield, MN 55057-2799
Phone: 507-663-0629

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