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Welcome to Glencoe ...

The city of Glencoe is located in McLeod County<1> and is the County Seat for McLeod County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Glencoe has a population of 5,533 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Glencoe is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Glencoe is located in the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Glencoe: 55336<5>

Websites for Glencoe ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.glencoechamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Glencoe, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glencoe had an population of 5,533 people. This is a decrease of 1.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glencoe had a population of 5,631 people (or 15.36% of the total population of McLeod County). This makes Glencoe the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Glencoe represents 0.11% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,631 people, the population of Glencoe increased 3.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,453 people).

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

Communities Also Named Glencoe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Glencoe - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Glencoe ...

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

  • Hutchinson [McLeod County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutchinson
    • Hutchinson [McLeod County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Glencoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,977 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutchinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hutchinson<7>
  • Waconia [Carver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waconia
    • Waconia [Carver County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Glencoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,415 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waconia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waconia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waconia<7>
  • Watertown [Carver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
    • Watertown [Carver County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Glencoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,608 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watertown<7>
  • Norwood Young America [Carver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood Young America
    • Norwood Young America [Carver County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Glencoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,794 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood Young America have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood Young America
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mayer [Carver County]
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      • Mayer [Carver County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Glencoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayer<7>
    • Gaylord [Sibley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
      • Gaylord [Sibley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Glencoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,244 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<7>
    • Winsted [McLeod County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winsted
      • Winsted [McLeod County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Glencoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winsted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winsted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winsted<7>
    • Arlington [Sibley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Sibley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Glencoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
    • Cologne [Carver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cologne
      • Cologne [Carver County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Glencoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cologne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cologne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cologne<7>
    • Lester Prairie [McLeod County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester Prairie
      • Lester Prairie [McLeod County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Glencoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lester Prairie<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glencoe. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Glencoe.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glencoe ...

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

Adding Glencoe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Glencoe 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 Glencoe was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Glencoe on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Minnesota (1932).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McLeod County: www.co.mcleod.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 McLeod, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glencoe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glencoe - 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 Glencoe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Glencoe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Glencoe) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glencoe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GlencoeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glencoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7701, Longitude: -94.1494       In this case, the coordinates for Glencoe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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