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Center City

Center City

Center City is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 628 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Chisago County.

U.S. Highway 8 serves as a main route.

History
Center City was platted in 1857, and named from its location near the geographic center. A post office was established as Centre City in 1858, and the name was changed to Center City in 1893.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), of which 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Nearby places include Lindström, Shafer, Taylors Falls, St. Croix Falls, Chisago City, Stacy, Wyoming, North Branch, and Forest Lake.

In Popular Culture
Center City was the setting of Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg’s epic novels The Emigrants, written and published in four volumes between 1949 and 1959, and made into two feature films in 1972 and 1974.

In the movie Grumpy Old Men, the church in the wedding scene is at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church in Center City.

References:

“Center City, Minnesota” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_City,_Minnesota

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