History of Community


BELGRADE, a city in sections 18 and 19 of Crow River Township, has the name of the capital of Serbia, of a township and its village in Maine, and of villages in Missouri, Nebraska, and Montana. It was platted in 1887 by the Pacific Land Company and incorporated as a village on March 19, 1888; the post office began as Crow Lake in 1871, changing to Belgrade in 1886. When the railroad came in 1886, there already were a number of businesses; it had a station of the Minneapolis and Pacific Railroad.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Main Street looking south, Belgrade Minnesota, 1915
Main Street looking south, Belgrade Minnesota, 1915
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society - click image to enlarge or purchase

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