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Located in Hennepin County, Corcoran is tucked away to the northwest of Minneapolis. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the big city but still close by. With a population of over 6,000 residents and an area covering 36 square miles, it’s truly a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
More than 150 years ago, Mr. Patrick B. Corcoran stuck his stake into section 23 and planted the seeds of the City of Corcoran. He started the first school, built the first store, and was the first to hold the position of Postmaster. The first house, however, was built by Benjamin Pounder in 1855. The first road in Corcoran, the Minneapolis and Monticello State Road, was laid out in 1858. Several churches were founded in the mid-to-late-1800s, and catered to various nationalities, including Irish, German, and French families. The town was organized at a meeting held at the house of Patrick B. Corcoran on May 11, 1858, and was named Corcoran in honor of its founder. Many familiar names in Corcoran today date back to the earliest settlers.
Corcoran is primarily an agricultural and recreational region.
Corcoran is served by the following public schools: Wayzata #284, Rockford #883, Delano #879, Osseo #279, and Buffalo #877
Parks and Recreation:
The City's Parks and Trails Commission has worked diligently to provide safe and beautiful shelters and facilities, parks and open spaces. These facilities include a Civic Center, Memorial Gardens, Ballfields, Parks and Ice Rinks. All are open to the public and available to lease for private gatherings.