Pelan

Name:

Pelan

County:

Kittson

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

48° 38′ 37 N, 96° 23′ 36 W

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Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Pelan is an abandoned townsite in Kittson County, Minnesota, United States. It lies in Pelan Township, between the cities of Karlstad and Greenbush.

Remains:

Settlement began in 1880. The site was named for Charles Pelan, a wealthy Englishman. The town had a post office from 1888 until 1912. In 1889 the first postmaster, Frederic W. (Billy) Clay, disappeared with a sack of mail and was never found. The town was incorporated in 1903 but ceased in 1909.

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Current Status:

The post office was moved to Roseau County until service ended in 1917. Pelan Park stands where the town was. It consists of a church, cemetery and a few buildings. The Western Wood-Pewee, a species of bird, has been recorded nesting in this wooded park.

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