Maple Grove History Museum

9030 Forestview Lane N.

(South Driveway)

Maple Grove, MN  55369

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Page last edited February 2017

Research

​​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 Directory.


1865 State of Minnesota Census

--- Maple Grove ---

120 Families, Population about 770


We have uploaded the entire 1865 Maple Grove Census.
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1875 State of Minnesota Census

--- Maple Grove ---

162 Families, Population 1,050


We have uploaded the entire 1875 Maple Grove Census.

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Maple Grove, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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.