Tree City USA
Incorporated in 1870, the city of Kasson, Minnesota was named for Irish pioneer Jabez Hyde Kasson. Kasson was primarily fertile prairie at the time, and the early settlers immediately began planting trees in the rich soil. Today, the city is designated as the “Tree City USA” for its ongoing tree propagating and maintenance program. Visitors are encouraged to visit Kasson’s historic attractions, including its original limestone water tower. Many other historic buildings are located along Main Street in the central business district located off Mantorville Avenue and Highway 57.
Located just 15 miles west of Rochester on Highway 14, Kasson’s 5,200 residents are proud of their excellent school system, their faith-rich church life, beautiful city parks with pool, tennis courts, and softball fields, and active public library that offers a popular summer reading program.