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Welcome to Brandon ...

The city of Brandon is located in Douglas County.

The location of Brandon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Brandon has a population of 487 people<2> (see below for details).

Brandon is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Brandon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Brandon: (320)

The ZIP code for Brandon: 56315<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brandon had a population of 489 people. This makes Brandon the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 489 people, the population of Brandon increased 8.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 450 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Brandon had an population of 487 people. This is a decrease of 0.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.22% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brandon.

Communities Also Named Brandon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Brandon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brandon.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brandon. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brandon. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brandon.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Brandon:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brandon ...

Looking for more information about Brandon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brandon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brandon.

Communities near Brandon ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Alexandria   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Brandon

Elbow Lake   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Brandon

Located in Grant County

Parkers Prairie   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Brandon

Located in Otter Tail County

Hoffman   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Brandon

Located in Grant County

Evansville   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Brandon

Carlos   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Brandon

Ashby   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Brandon

Located in Grant County

Miltona   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Brandon

Barrett   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Brandon

Located in Grant County

Garfield   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Brandon

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Brandon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Douglas County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brandon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brandon.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brandon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Brandon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brandon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brandon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brandon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brandon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9663, Longitude: -95.5943     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brandon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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