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Walnut Grove
Redwood County, Minnesota


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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Walnut Grove is approximately 625 (1990), 871 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 361 (1990), 313 (2010).
The amount of land area in Walnut Grove is 2.686 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Walnut Grove to Washington DC is 1077 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Walnut Grove is positioned 44.22 degrees north of the equator and 95.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in southwest Minnesota. Here is a map page for the area.
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seasonal. Here is weather page for Walnut Creek.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Walnut Grove. Here is another history page for the city.

Founded in 1870, Walnut Grove was named for the grove of walnut trees along the banks of Plum Creek. The community was incorporated on 18 March 1879.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder
Walnut Grove is the childhood home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Learn more about Walnut Grove

Wilder Pageant
PO Box 313
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Toll-free: 888-859-1670
The Wilder Pageant is presented every July along the banks of Plum Creek near Walnut Grove. The hillside amphitheater has been developed to allow for extensive lighting, sound, and special effects. It is our hope that visitors will take with them a sense of history and a deeper appreciation of the joys and hardships that challenged our ancestors when settling the prairie.

Wilder Museum
330 8th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: 507-859-2358
The museum's collections feature memorabilia of the "Little House" TV Show including the Fireplace Mantel and Rifle & Powderhorn replicas. Souvenirs, books, and dolls are available in the Museum Gift Shop.

Ingalls Homestead
Laura Ingalls Wilder lived 1.5 miles north of Walnut Grove along the banks of Plum Creek from 1874 to 1876

Pioneer Festival
An annual event held each summer
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Walnut Grove City Government

City of Walnut Grove
311 6th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Telephone 507-859-2135
Fax 507-859-2202

Walnut Grove Schools

Westbrook - Walnut Grove School District

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