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Welcome to Brewster ...

The city of Brewster is located in Nobles County<1>.


The location of Brewster has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Brewster, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brewster has a population of 467 people<3> (see below for details).

Brewster is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Brewster is within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Brewster: 56119<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brewster had an population of 467 people. This is a decrease of 1.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brewster had a population of 473 people. This makes Brewster the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 473 people, the population of Brewster decreased 5.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 502 people).

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

Communities Also Named Brewster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 15 communities that are also named Brewster - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Brewster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brewster.

  • Worthington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
    • Worthington is located in Nobles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worthington <6>
  • Lakefield
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakefield
    • Lakefield is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,602 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakefield <6>
  • Fulda
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Lake Park
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Park
    • Lake Park is located in Dickinson County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,132 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Park <6>
  • Heron Lake
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heron Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heron Lake
    • Heron Lake is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 643 people
  • Ocheyedan
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocheyedan
    • Ocheyedan is located in Osceola County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
  • Round Lake
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake
    • Round Lake is located in Nobles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Lake <6>
  • Rushmore
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushmore
    • Rushmore is located in Nobles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
  • Wilmont
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmont
    • Wilmont is located in Nobles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmont <6>
  • Bigelow
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigelow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigelow
    • Bigelow is located in Nobles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 226 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brewster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brewster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brewster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brewster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brewster. See our Newspapers Page for Brewster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brewster ...

Looking for more information about Brewster? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Brewster, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Brewster.

Adding Brewster to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brewster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Brewster was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Brewster post office opened in 1886.

We also found Brewster in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brewster.

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

The official website for Nobles County: www.co.nobles.mn.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Nobles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brewster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brewster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Brewster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brewster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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