| Share
 

Brainerd

Brainerd (brāˈnərd) [key], city (1990 pop. 12,353), seat of Crow Wing co., central Minn., on the Mississippi River, in a pine-forest and lake region; inc. 1881. Founded (1870) by the Northern Pacific RR, it is still a railroad center with repair shops. There is agriculture (dairying; poultry; oats, wild rice, alfafa) and manufacturing (fabricated metal, construction materials, lumber and wood products).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Brainerd from Infoplease:

  • David Brainerd - Brainerd, David Brainerd, David , 1718–47, missionary to the Native Americans, b. Haddam, ...
  • Brainerd: meaning and definitions - Brainerd: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Lawrence BRAINERD - Lawrence BRAINERD (1794-1870) Senate Years of Service: 1854-1855 Party: Free Soil BRAINERD, ...
  • Samuel Myron BRAINERD - Samuel Myron BRAINERD (1842-1898) BRAINERD, Samuel Myron, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born ...
  • William Brainerd SPENCER - William Brainerd SPENCER (1835-1882) SPENCER, William Brainerd, a Representative from Louisiana; ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography