1865 State of Minnesota Census

--- Maple Grove ---

120 Families, Population 770


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1875 State of Minnesota Census

--- Maple Grove ---

​162 Families, Population 1,050


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​Some names of early Maple Grove settlers
(Spelling sometimes in question)

Blessi - Bonn - Champlin - Evans - Kish - Krebs - Lucht - Swappach - Wilmer - Zophi

​​Maple Grove in 1881


In 1881, the North Star Publishing Company of Minneapolis published History of Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis, including the Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota, and Outlines of the History of Minnesota.


(This 700+ page book has been digitized by Google.)

Chapter LII, pages 322-328, is devoted to Maple Grove.

Click here to read about Maple Grove in 1881.




This book also provides a Township Directory of heads of households. It is a great research source for early family names. The directory also provides the number of acres owned and section #.                 

Click here to access the 1881 Maple Grove Township Directory.


​​​​​​Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society

Maple Grove, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Maple Grove History Museum

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Maple Grove, MN  55369

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Maple Grove Population
By the late 1950s the suburban sprawl was starting to reach Maple Grove, and the first growth was around the lakes. Then came I-94 and the area started growing again.

1880         1,155
1890         1,197
1900         1,237
1910         1,211
1920         1,083
1930         1,113
1940         1,251
1950         1,778
1960         2,213
1970         6,275
1980        20,525
1990        38,736
2000        50,365
2010        61,567
2019 est    72,622


Source: Wikipedia

Osseo in 1881


The 1881 publication mentioned above includes many other communities. Since many of our visitors are also interested in Osseo, we provide easy access to this section too.

Chapter XLVI, pages 294-297, is devoted to Osseo.

Click here to read about Osseo in 1881.  Click here to access the 1881 Osseo Directory.


This page includes

  • In-house resources
  • Online links to outside resources
  • Downloadable resources


Ancestry.com - Check your local library for FREE OF CHARGE access. Hennepin and Dakota counties subscribe to the Ancestry Library Edition.

Minnesota Official Marriage System - Click to visit MOMS

Find a Grave - Click here to view our CEMETERIES webpage

Plat Maps - Click to view 1873, 1898, 1913, & 1914 maps.

State of Minnesota Plat Book 1916 - Click here for an Interactive Map
   Source: University of Minnesota, JOHN R. BORCHERT MAP LIBRARY

Maple Grove & Osseo in 1881 - Go to the bottom of this page to read the 1881 publication "History of Hennepin County," A 700+ page book digitized by Google.

Maple Grove, Osseo, and Bottineau History Booklets - Visit our online Book Store

Jim Deane Photo Collection - Some new, some old, some very old. A wide variety of Maple Grove history topics.