Maps, Plat Books, and Close Brothers Land Sale Records

The Museum’s archives contain a number of different maps and land records available for research purposes.


Rural Schools

Take a look at the map to see where the 73 country schools were located in Pipestone County.

Close Brothers Land Sale Records

In the archives are original contracts buyers signed from the Close Brothers Land Company.

Other Maps

Check out the Museum for other maps including a map of the railroads that previously came into Pipestone.

Cemeteries of Pipestone County

Use the map to view where the 18 cemeteries in Pipestone County are located.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Useful for property research these maps indicate what materials a building was constructed of, the type of heating, and more. The Museum holds a complete collection of Sanborn Fire Maps for the City of Pipestone.

Plat Maps

The following plat books for Pipestone County are in the collection: 1898, 1914, 1936, 1950, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1972, 1979 and up until 2013. Certain years are also available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.