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Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 871 at the 2010 census. Its former name is Walnut Station.HistoryWalnut Grove was platted in 1874. Walnut Grove was named for a grove of black walnut trees near the original town site. Walnut Grove was incorporated in 1879.Walnut Grove is the home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, dedicated to the author of the Little House on the Prairie books. Charles Frederic 'Freddy' Ingalls, (November 1, 1876 – August 27, 1877 in South Troy, Minnesota), the little brother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, was born in Walnut Grove.Walnut Grove gained more than 250 new residents between 2001 and 2006. The new residents are Hmong immigrants and their families. The influx of people has increased the population to nearly 900, and Hmong now comprise 42 percent of the students in the Westbrook-Walnut Grove School District.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06sqmi, all of it land.Walnut Grove lies along U.S. Route 14, which connects it with Tracy to the west and Revere to the east.
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