Main Street – Gaylord, Minnesota

Our second stop on the 2014 Minnesota County Seats tour, after Glencoe, is the nearby town of Gaylord, county seat of Sibley County. It won the prize of County Seat after a dispute with Henderson, near the eastern edge of the County.

 

Gaylord, MN Water Tower

Gaylord, MN Water Tower

2014-11-02 at 11-14-41

Bank (1904) Now Miller Law Office

 

 

With a population of 2300, it is just under half the same size as its northern peer, Glencoe. It sets abreast Titlow Lake, as can be seen on this map. As with Glencoe, it is bisected by Highway 22, while the official “Main Street” is Highway 19.

A Court House

A Court House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As with all such county seats, it has a water tower, a court house, a hardware store, a bank turned into a law office, some nice detailed architecture, some of which was ruined by later generations, a post office,  gas stations, roads that are too wide for the traffic, ample parking. This one has a solar powered stop sign with warning lights at the vertices of the octagon (which are reportedly safer).

Electric stop sign

Electric stop sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heinke Building

Heinke Building

 

 

The retail block in downtown Gaylord: Jimmy's  Pizza, Edward Jones Investments, Goldsmith Eye Care

The retail block in downtown Gaylord: Jimmy’s Pizza, Edward Jones Investments, Goldsmith Eye Care

More photos are available on Flickr.

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2 Responses to Main Street – Gaylord, Minnesota

  1. Alex January 6, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Henderson is a much nicer town to visit. Which just goes to show you, you can’t judge a town by its map symbol.

    Also maybe worth noting, Gaylord is pronounced gaylerd.

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