Douglas County Historical Society
1219 Nokomis St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-0382

Villages

The first post-office in the county was established in 1858, at Alexandria village, with Alexander Kinkead as the first postmaster. A man named Evans, whose name has been perpetuated by naming a village, Evansville, in his honor, was the first mail carrier, and for nearly a year carried the mail on foot from St. Cloud to Fort Abercrombie, a distance of one hundred and fifty miles or more.

Douglas County is proud of its heritage and its towns.  Our resources include histories, maps and plats and other village information.

Current and Historic Villages in Douglas County

Would you like to learn more? Check out this website:

http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/

(Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia, by Warren Upham)

Alexandria

Brandon

Carlos

Dent

Evansville

Forada

Fryksende

Garfield

Geneva

Holmes City

Interlachen Park

Kensington

Melby

Millerville

Miltona

Nelson

Osakis

Rose Hill

Spruce Center

Spruce Hill