Minnesota: Lyon County

Lyon County (pop. 25,857) is just east of Lincoln County.

More than half the people in Lyon County live in Marshall (pop. 13,680), the county seat.

U.S. Highway 59 is Main Street through downtown Marshall.

Southwest Minnesota State University opened in Marshall in 1967.

SMSU has about 3,500 students.

Schwan Food Company, headquartered in Marshall, is one of the largest frozen-food companies in the U.S.

A Schwan product

The town of Ghent (pop. 370) was named for Ghent, Belgium.

The city of Tracy (pop. 2,163) was hit by an F5 tornado on June 13, 1968, killing nine persons and injuring 150.

The Tracy tornado

Camden State Park is along the Redwood River in Lyon County.

It was developed in the 1930s.

NEXT: REDWOOD COUNTY

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4 comments on “Minnesota: Lyon County

  1. Lois says:

    Camden State Park looks beautiful. The little towns always seem to have interesting sources for their names.

  2. Paula Matson says:

    Hey Mr. Dodd! When you hit Murray County, come to Slayton, the county seat and walk on into the Left Bank Cafe! I roast my own coffee, would love to treat you to a cup as well as a great meal! Happy Trails!!! Paula Matson

  3. jpatdodds says:

    Thanks, I’ll stop in next time I’m in Slayton.

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