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Mille Lacs County, Minnesota


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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Princeton is approximately 3,933 (2000), 4698 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,510 (1990), 1926 (2010).
The amount of land area in Princeton is 9.614 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.013 sq kilometers.
The distance from Princeton to Washington DC is 989 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 45 miles. (as the crow flies)
Princeton is positioned 45.57 degrees north of the equator and 93.59 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Princeton median income is $ 33,000.


in southeast Minnesota in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Princeton is approximately 45 miles north of the Twin Cites on Hwy. 169 and 28 miles east of St. Cloud on Hwy. 95
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Princeton.

A small shanty was built here in 1849 becoming the first of many homes to be build in Princeton. It was built near what is now 1st Street and 4th Avenue. The first permanent white settler is said to be A. B. Damon.

The town was named for John S. Prince. He was the builder of a St. Paul sawmill in the early 1850's. Most of the lumber which went through his mill came from the Princeton area. Princeton was not platted until 1855. When Mille Lacs County was established in 1860, Princeton was named the county seat. It remained the seat until 1920.
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Mille Lacs Historical Society and Depot Museum
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Princeton City Government

City of Princeton
705 Second Street North
Princeton, Minnesota 55371
Phone: 763.389.2040
Metro Phone: 763.633.2040

Princeton Fire & Rescue Department
203 S 4th Ave
Princeton, Mn 55371
Phone: 763-389-2410

Princeton Chamber

Princeton Chamber of Commerce
705 2nd Street North
Princeton, MN 55371
Phone: (763) 389-1764

Princeton Community News

Do you know of this person?
Rosa Mohlke Dudeck listed her residence in 1932 as Princeton, MN when she attended the funeral of her brother, Julius Mohlke, in Rochester, MN. Rosa would have been my Great-Aunt, born in Germany around 1850-1860. Obviously she married a Mr. Dudeck. Does anyone have any information regarding the Dudecks who may have descended from her? I am researching the genealogy of our family name. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please use this email address to respond:
I would be interested in reaching the local historical society or any other organization which could help. Thank you,

Princeton Community Events

Community Events in Princeton.

Princeton Organizations

Princeton Chamber of Commerce
705 2nd Street North
Princeton, MN 55371
Phone: (763) 389-1764

Princeton Schools

Princeton Schools District 477

Princeton Middle School
1100 4th Avenue North
Princeton, Minnesota 55371
Phone: 763-389-6704


The population of Princeton was:
1990 - 3,719
2000 - 3,933

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