Alexandria, MN

Alexandria is a city in and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. First settled in 1858, it was named after brothers Alexander and William Kinkead from Maryland. The form of the name alludes to Alexandria, Egypt, a center of learning and civilization. The village of Alexandria was incorporated February 20, 1877. Its city charter was adopted in 1908, and it was incorporated as a city in 1909. W. E. Hicks was pivotal to the town's early development. He purchased the town site in 1868 and established a mill, hotel, newspaper, and store. He donated property for a courthouse, jail, and two churches: Methodist and Congregational. The population was 11,070 as of the 2010 census. Alexandria is near Interstate 94, along Minnesota State Highways 27 and 29.

Alexandria, a thriving city on the edge of Minnesota’s western prairie, is noted for its’ location among hundreds of clear, blue Minnesota lakes.  It is a favorite vacation spot for thousands each year, and it is one of the fastest growing communities in the western part of the state.But what were the early days like?  What took place here that made our town grow into the present community of Alexandria?  For that answer we must turn back the clock…to the years preceding the Civil War.  Two young brothers, Alexander and William Kinkead, came from Delaware westward following dreams of settling land in the Minnesota Territory.  Their travels brought them along the Red River Trail.at the time when Minnesota moved from territory to statehood.  THE YEAR…1858!!

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
Beach life
Golfing
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