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  1. St. Anthony City, south of present Washington Avenue Southeast, platted by William A. Cheever in 1848; also called Cheeverville;
  2. Town of St. Anthony, between present 7th & 2nd Avenues Norhtheast and from 5th Street Northeast to the Mississippi River; platted in 1849 by Franklin Steele and Pierre Bottineau, and surveyed by William Marshall;
  3. St. Anthony Falls, platted 1849; from 2nd Avenue NE to 11th Avenue SE, and from 5th Street to the River;
  4. The above were combined in 1855 with that portion of St. Anthony Township below present 18th Street NE and west of Stinson Avenue to form the City of St. Anthony;
  5. Town of Minneapolis, platted in 1855; roughly, the present city north of 7th Street from 7th Avenue North to 24th Avenue South; the town had an corporate life from 1856-1862 and 1864-1867, and became the City of Minneapolis in February 1867;
  6. North Minneapolis, claimed 1857 by Charles Christmas; it extended north of Basset's Creek along the Mississippi River;
  7. Township of Minneapolis, as defined in 1858 included Hennepin County west of the Mississippi River from present 45th Avenue North to Lake Street, west to Highway 18; in 1860 area north of 26th Avenue North given to Crystal Lake Township; in 1867 the southern limit of the Township was extended to 46th Street South, at Richfield's expense; the incorporation of St. Louis Park and Golden Valley and the spread of the city of Minneapolis resulted in the extinction of the township;
  8. Eatonville, on the eastern shore of Lake Calhoun, flourished from 1834 to 1843, when the Dakota were forced off their land;
  9. Farmersville, which was never platted or organized, was planned for the northern tier of sections in the original area of Minneapolis Township;
  10. Crystal Lake Township, formed April 3, 1860, from the northernmost tier of sections of Minneapolis Township and the southern sections of Brooklyn Township;
  11. Richfield Mills, called "Richland" until the first meeting in 1858, was established where the Bloomington Road (now Lyndale Avenue) crossed Minnehaha Creek; the corner of 54th & Lyndale was the principal center of Richfield Township;
  12. and the following ephemeral towns, found on maps from the early days:
  13. Falls City, a plat on the 1860 county map, at Lake Street and the River;
  14. City of Fort Snelling, also found on the 1860 map, where the Fort stands;
  15. Cedar Lake, on the 1879 county map, between Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake;
  16. Shingle Creek, from the 1879 map, a section on both sides of the Mississippi River, including the mouth of Shingle Creek;
  17. Minnehaha, also from the 1879 map, located where the Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail Road crosses Minnehaha Creek;
  18. Lyndale, from the 1879 map, located where Lakewood Cemetery now stands.
  • From Settlement to Suburb: the History of Edina, Minnesota; Paul D. Hesterman, Burgess Publishing Co., Edina, 1988;
  • History of Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis, Warner & Foote, 1881;
  • History of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota; edited by Isaac Atwater & John H. Stevens;
  • Munsell Publishing Company, New York & Chicago. 1895;
  • 1860 Plat Map of Hennepin County, R. & F. Cook, St. Anthony & Minneapolis
  • 1879 Map of Hennepin County;
  • 1940 Plat Map of Minneapolis

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