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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Big Stone County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map.

There are nine properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another property was once listed but has been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.

Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Big Stone County Courthouse
Big Stone County Courthouse
August 15, 1985
20 2nd St., SE.
45°18′17″N 96°26′40″W / 45.304631°N 96.444356°W / 45.304631; -96.444356 (Big Stone County Courthouse)
Ortonville Monumental Victorian courthouse designed by Fremont D. Orff and completed in 1902; Big Stone County's long-serving seat of government and largest Victorian building.
2 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Depot
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Depot
July 31, 1986
Main and Center Sts.
45°27′35″N 96°26′14″W / 45.459722°N 96.437222°W / 45.459722; -96.437222 (Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Depot)
Clinton Well-preserved example of a small combination depot, built c. 1885. Also noted as Clinton's oldest building and a symbol of the impact of railroads on the town. Now houses a city history museum.
3 Columbian Hotel
Columbian Hotel
August 15, 1985
305 2nd St., NW.
45°18′26″N 96°26′52″W / 45.307222°N 96.447778°W / 45.307222; -96.447778 (Columbian Hotel)
Ortonville Exemplary Victorian hotel built in 1892, a landmark and key amenity in downtown Ortonville. Destroyed by fire October 26, 2012.
4 District No. 13 School
District No. 13 School
August 15, 1985
County Road 25 (original address)
Current coordinates are

45°17′48″N 96°25′54″W / 45.296763°N 96.431751°W / 45.296763; -96.431751 (District No. 13 School)
Correll vicinity Unique octagonal schoolhouse built in 1898. Also significant as one of the county's first schools and the first building by a founder of the regionally notable Carlson-Hasslen Construction Company. Moved to the Big Stone County Historical Museum.
5 Graceville Historical Marker
Graceville Historical Marker
December 15, 2004
Minnesota Highway 15
45°34′05″N 96°27′00″W / 45.568056°N 96.45°W / 45.568056; -96.45 (Graceville Historical Marker)
Graceville Well-preserved example of an early Minnesota highway wayside, built 1940–41 by the Works Progress Administration. Also noted for its NPS Rustic landscape architecture by Arthur R. Nichols.
6 Odessa Jail
Odessa Jail
July 24, 1986
Main and 2nd Sts.
45°15′37″N 96°19′44″W / 45.260149°N 96.328981°W / 45.260149; -96.328981 (Odessa Jail)
Odessa Odessa's oldest public building, built in 1913; a rare surviving example of the freestanding brick jailhouses once common in small Minnesota towns.
7 Ortonville Commercial Historic District
Ortonville Commercial Historic District
August 15, 1985
2nd St., Madison and Monroe Aves., between Jefferson and Jackson Aves.
45°18′22″N 96°26′47″W / 45.30604°N 96.446314°W / 45.30604; -96.446314 (Ortonville Commercial Historic District)
Ortonville Long-serving commercial district noted for its uniform Victorian buildings, representative of the region's small towns but unique for their purple granite trim. Contains 19 contributing properties built 1879–1922.
8 Ortonville Free Library
Ortonville Free Library
August 15, 1985
412 2nd St., NW.
45°18′31″N 96°26′54″W / 45.308485°N 96.448216°W / 45.308485; -96.448216 (Ortonville Free Library)
Ortonville One of west-central Minnesota's few examples of a Carnegie library and of Mission Revival architecture, built in 1915. Also significant as a work of St. Paul architect Franklin Ellerbe and the Carlson-Hasslen Construction Company.
9 St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church
August 26, 2010
33022 U.S. Route 75
45°25′35″N 96°25′52″W / 45.426509°N 96.431202°W / 45.426509; -96.431202 (St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church)
Clinton vicinity 1896 church—expanded in 1911—and adjoining cemetery, anchor of a rural Norwegian immigrant community.

Former listing

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Shannon Hotel
August 15, 1985
August 2, 2000
Studdart Ave. and 2nd St.
Graceville 1902 brick Queen Anne hotel. Demolished in 1999.
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