Sartell is celebrating its 111th birthday this weekend, and it got me wondering how old some other Central Minnesota cities are. Here are 10 towns around our area and how old they turned in 2018!

St. Cloud - Founded in 1856 - 162 years old

Sauk Rapids - First house built in 1851 - 167 years old

Waite Park - Incorporated in 1893 - 125 years old

St. Joseph - Town laid out in 1855 - 163 years old

Cold Spring - Platted in 1856 - 162 years old

St. Augusta - Named in the 1850's after a church, but incorporated in 2000 - So between 168 and 18 years old....

Foley - Post Office established in 1883 - 135 years old

Avon - Laid out in 1873 - 145 years old

Rice - Officially incorporated within Benton County, on July 18, 1890, as a farming community - 128 years old

St. Stephen - Incorporated in 1914 - 104 years old

I gotta say, our towns look pretty dang good for how old they are!

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