Mantorville, Minnesota

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Mantorville is a city in Dodge County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,054 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dodge County[3]. Founded in 1854, the city is one of the oldest in Minnesota. It is known as the source of Mantorville limestone, which found its way into buildings across the United States. Mantorville shares a school system with nearby Kasson, Minnesota (the "K-M Komets"). The K-M school system is a member of the Zumbro Education school district (ZED).

Minnesota State Highway 57 serves as a main arterial route in the city.

The limestone quarried in the area was soft and easily carved when first extracted, but became harder as it endured the elements, making it a long-lasting building material. The historic Hubbell House used the stone in 1856, and it was likewise used in 1865 for the Dodge County Courthouse, designed by E. Townsend Mix and now the oldest working courthouse in Minnesota.

Mantorville is named for Peter and Riley Mantor, brothers who came to the settlement in 1853. The city was added as a district to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.



Mantorville is located along the South Branch of the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River, west of Rochester, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,054 people, 371 households, and 286 families residing in the city. The population density was 741.3 people per square mile (286.6/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 265.8/sq mi (102.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.48% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

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