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Minden is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. The population was 3,001 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Douglas County and is adjacent to the city of Gardnerville. It was founded in 1906 by Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg Jr., who named it after the town of Minden, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which was near his father's birthplace. Minden was founded on company land of the Dangberg Home Ranch and Dangberg commissioned most of the town's early buildings. Minden has had a post office since 1906. U.S. Highway 395 runs through Minden. It is also the terminus of State Route 88, which becomes California State Route 88 on the west side of the state line.The Douglas campus of the Western Nevada College is located in Minden.The Minden area is considered to be one of the premier locations for soaring in the United States.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3sqmi, of which 4.3sqmi is land and 0.04sqmi (0.47%) is water.Minden is in Nevada (NV). Take a look at our United States online tour planner to refine the details of your trip to Minden.
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