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Fillmore County, Minnesota


The Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

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Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Lanesboro is approximately 754 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 424 (2000), 373 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lanesboro is 3.4 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lanesboro is 1.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lanesboro to Washington DC is 885 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 109 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lanesboro is positioned 43.71 degrees north of the equator and 91.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lanesboro elevation is 856 feet above sea level.
Lanesboro per capita income is $ 21,265 (2009).
Lanesboro median income is $ 31,613 (2009).
The Lanesboro median home price is $ 114,819 (2009).


in southeastern Minnesota about 33 miles southeast of Rochester. Other nearby communities include: Whalan, Preston, Fountain, Peterson, Rushford Village, Harmony, Rushford and Canton.
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seasonal with all four represented.
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moderate. Here is a current weather page for Laneboro. This page gives monthly averages for Laneboro for Precipitation, Average high and low as well as record highs and lows.
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History & History Related Items

The first post office here was named Lanesborough from 1868 to 1883 when the name was shortened to Laneboro. The new community was platted in 1868 and incorporated on 3 March 1869. It was later re-incorporated on 4 May 1907.

1868 - Lanesboro Townsite Co. was organized
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Learn all about Lanesboro

Living Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 389
105 1/2 Parkway Ave. S.
Lanesboro, MN 55949-0389
Phone: (507) 467-2167
This museum exhibits a large variety of native and exotic "live" reptiles and amphibians; provides information on their life history, habits and value in the natural environment. Fossils, skulls, model dinosaurs and more on display. Frequent "hands-on" demonstrations featuring live animals and artifacts.
Call 507-467-2167 for programs or more info.
The Living Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit taxexempt organization established in 1997 Mission: "Fostering awareness and appreciation of nature and the natural environment"

The arts in Lanesboro.
Lanesboro is known as one of the Best 100 Small Art Towns in America.

The Rhubarb Festival is held the first saturday in June each year with lots of food using rhubarb - You can taste it all! Plus...lots more to see and do.

The Commonweal Theater Company offers live professional productions. The Cornucopia Art Center, Inc offers artistic and educational development with workshops, exhibits and more

Buffalo Bill Days is held every year the first weekend in August and includes lots of fun with tournaments, food, games and fun.

Root River State Trail
Once the South Minnesota Railway Company lines, the system has more than 60 miles of paved surface bounded on the west by the city of Fountain, on the south by Harmony and on the east by Houston. Other towns on the trail are Preston, Whalan, Peterson and Lanesboro, which is the hub of the Root River Trail.

Lanesboro Visitor Center
P.O. Box 20
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Toll-free: 800 944 2670
Phone: 507 467 2696
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Lanesboro City Government

City of Lanesboro
202 Parkway Ave South
PO Box 333
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: 507-467-3722

U.S. Post Office
114 Coffee Street
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: 507-467-2250

Lanesboro Historical Events

Lanesboro Millenial Bridal Crown
To celebrate the new millennium, Cornucopia Art Center exhibited the newly commissioned Lanesboro Millennial Bridal Crown. The Lanesboro Millennial Bridal Crown was designed and constructed by Lanesboro artist Elizabeth Bucheit. The design of the crown is contemporary but honors the ancient Scandinavian tradition of the community bridal crown, used by all the brides in a village. The Millennial bridal crown, incorporating ancient and traditional design elements in a modern way, was funded in part by a grant from the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council.

Lanesboro Chamber

Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 348
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Toll-free: 800-944-2670
Phone: 507-467-2696

Lanesboro Organizations

Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 348
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Toll-free: 800-944-2670
Phone: 507-467-2696

Lanesboro Libraries

Lanesboro Public Library
202 Parkway Ave., S.
Lanesboro, MN
Phone: 507-467-2649

Lanesboro Schools

Lanesboro Public Schools
100 Kirkwood Street E
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: 507-467-2229 Lanesboro


The population of Lanesboro was:
1970 - 850
1980 - 923
1990 - 858
2000 - 788
2009 - 724
2010 - 754

Population density:
2000 - 595.4 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 46 years

Number of Housing Units:
1970 - 363
1980 - 413
1990 - 417
2000 - 424

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 32,206
2009 - $ 31,613

Per capita Income:
2000 - $ 18,311
2009 - $ 21,265

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 80,600
2009 - $ 114,819

Lanesboro is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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