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Location: County Road 4 & 45 looking North
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Elementary School
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W. R. Hurtt in his Lumber Yard Office

The History of Zimmerman

Zimmerman is a progressive and rapidly growing community with small-town “country” atmosphere.Zimmerman is located northwest of the Mpls./St. Paul metropolitan area at the intersection of State Highway 169 and Sherburne County Road 4.

The Village of Lake Fremont was incorporated in 1910.  In 1967 the town was re-named the City of Zimmerman.  Lake Fremont was named for the western explorer, John C. Fremont, and the name Zimmerman derives from Moses Zimmerman, a local farmer who was influential in promoting the idea of the Great Northern Railroad coming through the area.Often described as the “Gateway to the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge”, Zimmerman provides a panoramic view of nature at it’s best. Some of the recreational opportunities one can find in the Zimmerman area are hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, sailing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.


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1903 Livonia Township Plat (Sherburne County Historical Society)

Livonia Township