Harrington-Merrill House

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Built around 1820, the house is said to be haunted by a Native American Sioux named Little Crow and his son, who were both shot by a farmer while spending the night in the house. Some reports say the son was not killed.

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Geographic Information

Address:
225 Washington Avenue
Hutchinson, MN
United States

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GPS:
44.89283515762164, -94.37304478882652
County:
McLeod County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
Hutchinson, MN (0.4 mi.)
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Darwin, MN (14.2 mi.)

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  1. Chief Little Crow and his son were NOT shot in the house. The native Americans and the white settlers were having a war, and Chief Little Crow burned down most of the houses in the town. One exception was the Herrington-Merrill House. He had planned on saving this house for himself to live in. However, not long after, Chief Little Crow was shot in a field just north of town, while picking berries with his son.

    There is actually quite a bit of old native American history in this little town, I’m surprised it’s not more ‘haunted’ than it is.

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