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Beckville, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Beckville, Minnesota
Beckville, Minnesota
Location in Minnesota
Beckville, Minnesota is located in the United States
Beckville, Minnesota
Beckville, Minnesota
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Meeker
Township Greenleaf Township
1,191 ft (363 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 320
GNIS feature ID 639857

Beckville is an unincorporated community in Greenleaf Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, United States, located near Litchfield. The community is located along 600th Avenue near 205th Street. The most prominent feature of Beckville is the Lutheran Church. Fifty-one Swedes gathered at the farm of John Sampson in Greenleaf Township on November 15, 1869 to organize “Svenska Evangeliskt Lutherska Beckville-Forsamlingen.” The community's name was chosen to honor the pastor who organized the congregation: Rev. Peter Beckman. In 1871, the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company donated a site for the church building and cemetery, and the congregation built a simple structure in 1873. The names of the first settlers in Beckville are unknown. Many of the settlements in this area were located on abandoned sites of “squatter” claims that people left after the Sioux Uprising, to which they never returned.

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