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Wilkin County, Minnesota


"Where the Railroad Meets the River"

Page Contents for Breckenridge, Minnesota

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.


Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Breckenridge is approximately 3,708 (1990), 3386 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,619 (1990), 1445 (2010).
The amount of land area in Breckenridge is 5.92 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Breckenridge to Washington DC is 1152 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 191 miles. (as the crow flies)
Breckenridge is positioned 46.26 degrees north of the equator and 96.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.


located in west-central Minnesota in the southern portion of the Red River Valley. It is located across the Red River from Wahpeton, North Dakota, and approximately 45 miles south of Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Breckenridge.

The winter of 1856-57 was one of the worst that the Territory had ever known, even so, the platting of Breckenridge began on January 31, 1857. It was named for John C. Breckinridge, the Vice President of the United States. The "I" in his name was somehow changed to an "e". No one seems to know why, however, it is spelled correctly in the original plat.
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The founding of Breckenridge

January 31, 1857


Breckenridge, Minnesota information on BreckWeb.

The Breckenridge area is known for its good soil and agricultural productivity. Major crops include: soybeans, sugar beets, wheat, barley and corn.

Things to see and do in Breckenridge, including some photos.
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Breckenridge City Government

City of Breckenridge
420 Nebraska Avenue
P. O. Box 410
Breckenridge, Minnesota 56520-0410
Phone: (218) 643-1431

Breckenridge is the County Seat of Wilkin County.

Breckenridge Chamber

Chamber of Commerce

Breckenridge Organizations

Chamber of Commerce Breckenridge


The Population of Breckenridge was:
1970 - 4,200
1980 - 3,909
1990 - 3,708
1994 - 3,710 (est)

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