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Stillwater is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, directly across the St. Croix River from the state of Wisconsin. The population was 18,225 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat. Stillwater is part of the Twin Cities Metro Area.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.98sqmi; 6.96sqmi is land and 1.02sqmi is water. State Highways 36, 95, and 96 are three of the community's main routes.Stillwater receives an average annual snowfall of. Average annual rainfall is 24in. Each year has an average of 14 days above.HistoryOn July 29 and September 29, 1837, treaties were signed between the US government and the local Ojibwa and Dakota nations that allowed settlement in the St. Croix Valley. The town was founded by settlers drawn by the area's then-abundant lumber and river traffic, making it one of Minnesota's oldest towns, preceding Minneapolis by several years. Stillwater was officially incorporated as a city on March 4, 1854 (the same day as St. Paul). The city was named for the calm waters of the St. Croix River.
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