Towns of Meeker County

Cedar Mills Cedar Mills town took its name from Cedar Lake, situate in that locality, and the lake received its christening at the hands of Nicollet and Fremont, from the fact of an island in the lake covered with red cedar. It was hence designated on the old map as Ran-ti-tia-wita, the Indian for Red Cedar Island Lake. This town was first settled in 1856 by Daniel Cross, who was killed by the Indians in 1862. The widow and family of three children still reside on the old claim. In 1857 R. J. Brodwell, O. S. Merriam, Philander Ball, Geo. […]

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