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Spencer Brook, Minnesota
The 1874 Spencer Brook School
|Township||Spencer Brook Township|
|Elevation||951 ft (290 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||654954|
Spencer Brook was one of the first communities in Isanti County, settled in the late 1850s by Yankees from the east coast, many Civil War veterans. Spencer Brook includes the historic country school and the Spencer Brook United Methodist Church. It was named after Benjamin Nicholson Spencer (1806-1881) who came from Turkeyfoot, PA and came to Minnesota in 1854 and was Alderman of the 1st Ward of Spencer Brook Township. Benjamin was a Judge, carpenter, and farmer.
The Princeton Union March 31, 1881 page 1.
- Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2013/2014 edition
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