Ottawa, Minnesota

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Ottawa, Minnesota
Ottawa, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ottawa, Minnesota
Ottawa, Minnesota
Location of the community of Ottawa
within Ottawa Township, Le Sueur County
Ottawa, Minnesota is located in the United States
Ottawa, Minnesota
Ottawa, Minnesota
Ottawa, Minnesota (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°22′56″N 93°56′45″W / 44.38222°N 93.94583°W / 44.38222; -93.94583Coordinates: 44°22′56″N 93°56′45″W / 44.38222°N 93.94583°W / 44.38222; -93.94583
CountryUnited States
CountyLe Sueur County
TownshipOttawa Township
797 ft (243 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)507
GNIS feature ID649040[1]

Ottawa is an unincorporated community in Ottawa Township, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located south of Le Sueur at the junction of Le Sueur County Roads 23 and 36 (Ottawa Road); the Minnesota River and Cherry Creek meet at Ottawa. State Highway 112 (MN 112) is also in the immediate area.

Ottawa is located within ZIP code 56058 based in Le Sueur. Nearby places include Le Sueur, Kasota, St. Henry, Le Center, Cleveland, St. Peter, the Ottawa Bluffs Nature Preserve, and Ottawa Wildlife Management Area.

Ottawa had a station on the former Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad. The community was founded under the name of Minnewashta (from an Eastern Dakota language word mniwašte meaning "good water"), but on June 20, 1856, it was surveyed and renamed Ottawa; the present name is for the Ottawa Indians.[2]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


  1. ^ "Ottawa, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 303.
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing".