Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Towns We Live In - Nisswa
Have you ever "Googled" yourself, or looked yourself up on Wikipedia? You might be surprised what the Internet says about you. It's fun, so go ahead and do it. We decided to do that with our four home towns, and see what Wikipedia has to say about us. This is Nisswa:
Nisswa (niss-wə) is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,971 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area. The city is near Gull Lake. This city is well known as a tourist destination due to its many unique stores including a coffee shop and cafe that roasts beans in the store, an ice cream parlor and candy shop, and a renowned shoe store with many other slightly random items. The Paul Bunyan Bike Trail also runs through Nisswa. Nisswa is also the location of the 2014 Governor's Fishing Opener.
Smiley Township was founded in 1900, but local resident Leon Lum convinced residents to rename it Nisswa, from the Ojibwe word "nessawae" (which means "in the middle" or "three"), when the town was incorporated as a village in 1908. On December 4, 1946, Nisswa became a municipality.
Surrounded by lakes, Nisswa is part of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Minnesota Highway 371 serves as a main route in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.34 square miles, of which 10.78 square miles is land and 7.56 (over 41%) square miles is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,971 people, 876 households, and 607 families residing in Nisswa. The population density was 182.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,474 housing units at an average density of 136.7 per square mile.
Posted by Brad Wallace at 12:58 PM