A Community of Ambitions in Action
Located between two major highways (59 and 30), Slayton, incorporated in 1887, is known as the “Hub City” of southwest Minnesota—it lies within a 30-mile radius of Pipestone, Marshall, Windom, and Worthington. Slayton became the county seat of Murray County in 1889 and developed rapidly. By 1925 it could claim that it had three banks, six churches, more paved streets than any other town its size (1045 residents) in Minnesota, two large lumber yards and two grain elevators, a modern 32-bed hospital, three general stores, two hardware stores and two haberdasheries, a privately owned telephone system that covered all of the county, two garages, five attorneys, three barber shops and two beauty shops. It could also boast of a new high school, a grade school, three recreation halls, a movie theater, a creamery, a modern bakery and various civic and fraternal organizations. Slayton is a thriving community to this day.