The Village of Arcola

The Village of Arcola (HM27V8)

Location: Stillwater, MN 55082 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 8.339', W 92° 45.111'

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In the 1850s and 1860s, your view from here would have been of a small but busy village. Sawmill operations began at Arcola in 1847, signaling not only the start of a prosperous business but also the growth of a community.

Beyond the Mower Mansion and mills, Arcola consisted of a blacksmith shop, homes for workers, a boat yard, a school, a general store, and a warehouse. Its residents included lumbermen, a merchant, a clerk, three farmers, and ten laborers, plus wives and children. At its height, the village was home to about 40 people. With the demise of logging, the residents moved to other locations.

Today, Arcola sits within the boundary of a national park—the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Enjoy your visit here by learning about Arcola's rich past through the exhibits in the Mower Mansion, exploring the area on trails, and taking in the beauty of the St. Croix River.
HM NumberHM27V8
Placed BySt. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Arcola Mills Historic Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 519510 N 4998419
Decimal Degrees45.13898333, -92.75185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 8.339', W 92° 45.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 8' 20.34" N, 92° 45' 6.6599999999998" W
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Area Code(s)952, 651, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12909 Arcola Trail N, Stillwater MN 55082, US
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