Reads Landing, Minnesota
Reads Landing is an unincorporated community
Unincorporated area
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 in section 24 of Pepin Township, Wabasha County
Wabasha County, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 21,610 people, 8,277 households, and 5,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile . There were 9,066 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile...

, Minnesota
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, United States
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Reads Landing was platted in 1856 as Pepin, although that name was never officially used. Around 1878, the town had various commercial
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 and transportation buildings, but later those businesses moved to Wabasha
Wabasha, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,599 people, 1,062 households, and 665 families residing in the city. The population density was 318.4 people per square mile . There were 1,166 housing units at an average density of 142.9 per square mile...

. The post office
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 began in 1850 and still operates today. At one time, Reads Landing was considered a possible site for the Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State Capitol
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The old Reads Landing School Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
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, houses the Wabasha County Museum.

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