Appleton, MN

Town in Swift County, MN

Sponsors of Appleton, MN


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Appleton, MN


Home of Honored Veterans

While on their way west in 1868, the Addison Phelps family passed a pleasant area along the Pomme de Terre River. With ample water, trees, and rich prairie land for farming, Phelps decided to settle here. Soon other settlers from the East arrived, and were followed by more German and Scandinavian immigrants. On September 4, 1872, the township of Appleton was formed, and in 1880, the village of Appleton was established—named after Phelps’ boyhood town of Appleton, Wisconsin.

Located in Swift County, Appleton, Minnesota is the only town in the country with all of its 34 streets and avenues named after fallen war heroes. Beginning in 1947, Appleton began renaming its streets in honor of the World War II soldiers who had lost their lives, and since then has added the names of other war heroes from the Korean, Vietnam and Iraqi Freedom wars. With a population of about 1,400, Appleton is a thriving community with an economy primarily driven by agriculture and farm-related services. Each year in September, “Applefest” draws visitors from the surrounding area for a weekend-long celebration that includes arts and crafts exhibits, a flea market, car show, parade, family-styled entertainment and BBQ feed.

Businesses of Appleton, MN


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Appleton, MN


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Appleton, MN


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Communities of Appleton, MN


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Appleton, MN


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Swift County, MN


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Swift County, MN page.

Citizens of Swift County, MN


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Veterans of Swift County, MN


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!