Portrait of Captain Jonathan Carver, an early explorer in the area that later became Carver County

Captain Jonathan Carver

Portrait of Jonathan Carver, who was an early explorer of the area that later became Carver County.

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View of Chaska, 1988. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View of Waconia, 1981. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View of Chanhassen, 1981. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial View of Carver, 1969. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Woods, one-half mile southeast of Norwood

Woods, one-half mile southeast of Norwood

Woods in Carver County, c.1915.

Standard map of Carver County, Minnesota. St. Paul : Minnesota Map Publishing Co., 1913.

Standard map of Carver County, Minnesota. St. Paul : Minnesota Map Publishing Co., 1913

Map of Carver County, 1913. Map by the Minnesota Map Publishing Company.

Carver County

Carver County, founded in 1855, is home to the Minnesota and Crow Rivers, along with 125 lakes. Located southwest of the Twin Cities, it is part of the seven-county metro area.

Image depicting the 1876 Chaska brick Wendelin and Julianna Grimm house, showing 1924 Grimm alfalfa marker in foreground, 2004.

1876 Chaska brick Wendelin and Julianna Grimm house, showing 1924 Grimm alfalfa marker in foreground

Image depicting the 1876 Chaska brick Wendelin and Julianna Grimm house, showing 1924 Grimm alfalfa marker in foreground, 2004.

A.B. Lyman transports Grimm alfalfa seeds from his farm, Alfalfadale, near Chanhassen.  Circa 1902-1910.

A.B. Lyman transports Grimm alfalfa seeds from his farm, Alfalfadale, near Chanhassen

A.B. Lyman transports Grimm alfalfa seeds from his farm, Alfalfadale, near Chanhassen, c.1902–1910.

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