Post by ● Aug 8, 2016

City of Hampton: A Brief History

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The first settlers to claim land in the area now known as Hampton, was John M. Bell in the fall of 1854. The Bell family quickly made a home for themselves in Hampton Township and many settlers soon followed them to the area. Later on in 1854, Stephen D. Bell, brother of John Bell, toured the area and later moved his family to the Township.

Other settlers of the area included German immigrants such as Conrad, Peter, and Nicholas Doffing, John J. Fox, Joseph Stumpf, and Nicholas Kranz. Hampton Township was created on April 6th, 1858 and was named after the city of Hampton, Connecticut.

Today, the city of Hampton, Minnesota is a quiet and rural community that has experienced much growth in the last 20 years. The population has grown from 434 in 2000 to nearly 700 residents today.  The city is home to 245 houses and 175 families. Although Hampton has a small town atmosphere, its close proximity to the cities of St. Paul, Hastings, and several suburbs, make it an ideal location for anyone looking for the perfect mix of a peaceful small town and the amenities of a big city.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Hampton, Minnesota, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit or call 1-800-909-1953.