Post by ● Sep 9, 2016

City of Vermillion: A Brief History

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The City of Vermillion received its name from the river running through the town. Vermillion was a name given by the Dakota Indians and first showed up in Nicollet’s map in 1843. It is theorized that the name probably originated from the stunning orange and red-colored ocher that were obtained by the tribe from the Chimney Rock in Marshan.

In 1858, the Vermillion Township was organized. Later, in 1881, the Township was incorporated into a Village. The first post office lasted from 1855-1858 and its present day post office was constructed in 1874. The city of Vermillion, the town by the river, remains a small, tight-knit community of around 400 residents.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Vermillion, 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.