Wednesday, March 5, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 5

March 5, 1853 – Established on this date, Fillmore County was named for U.S. President Millard Fillmore (1850 to 1853), who retired “from office on the day previous to the approval of the act creating this county.”

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 190.

President Millard Fillmore

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