Aurora was platted in 1870 and was chartered as a city in 1886.
Red Wing (named from an Indian chief) was platted in 1853 and was chartered as a city in 1857.
Nevada ("Nevada City" until 1869) was platted in 1855, was burned down in 1863 during the occupancy by the state militia in war time, was incorporated as a town in 1869, was entered by the first railway in 1870, and was chartered as a city in 1880.
It was platted in October 1781 and called Bassettown in honour of Richard Bassett (d.
It was platted and became the county seat in 1833, and was chartered as a city in 1885.