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Welcome to Caledonia ...

The city of Caledonia is located in Houston County<1> and is the County Seat for Houston County.

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

The pronunciation of Caledonia: KAL-doh-nyuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Caledonia has a population of 2,763 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Caledonia.

Caledonia is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Caledonia is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Caledonia: 55921<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Caledonia had an population of 2,763 people. This is a decrease of 3.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Caledonia had a population of 2,868 people (which is 15.07% of the total population of Houston County). This makes Caledonia the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Caledonia represents 0.05% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 213rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,868 people, the population of Caledonia decreased 3.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,965 people).

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

Communities Also Named Caledonia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Caledonia - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Caledonia ...

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

  • La Crosse [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crosse
    • La Crosse [La Crosse County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Caledonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,163 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crosse
  • La Crescent [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crescent
    • La Crescent [Houston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Caledonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crescent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Crescent<8>
  • Shelby [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [La Crosse County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Caledonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,925 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
  • Rushford [Fillmore County]
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    • Rushford [Fillmore County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Caledonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,695 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushford<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bergen [Vernon County]
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      • Bergen [Vernon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Caledonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen
    • Spring Grove [Houston County]
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      • Spring Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Caledonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<8>
    • Houston [Houston County]
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      • Houston [Houston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Caledonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<8>
    • Rushford Village [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford Village
      • Rushford Village [Fillmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Caledonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford Village
    • Stoddard [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
      • Stoddard [Vernon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Caledonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoddard
    • Genoa [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [Vernon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Caledonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa

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 Caledonia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Caledonia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Caledonia. 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 Caledonia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Caledonia. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Caledonia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Caledonia ...

Looking for more information about Caledonia? 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 Caledonia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Caledonia.

Adding Caledonia to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Caledonia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Caledonia on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Houston County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Houston, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Caledonia. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Caledonia.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Caledonia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Caledonia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Caledonia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Caledonia) 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 Caledonia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CaledoniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caledonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6343, Longitude: -91.5008       In this case, the coordinates for Caledonia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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