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Bernadotte, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Nicollet
Township Bernadotte Township
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56054
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 639970

Bernadotte is an unincorporated community in Bernadotte Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States, near Lafayette. The community is located near the junction of Nicollet County Roads 1 and 10.

Bernadotte is the home of Historic Marker: Bernadotte Lutheran Church and Historic Marker: Bernadotte Co-op Creamery.

Bernadotte is also the home of the world's largest collection of cow-related items, amassed by local celebrity and resident Ruth Klossner. This record was officially approved by Guinness World Records on June 9, 2015.


A post office called Bernadotte was established in 1871, and remained in operation until 1904. The community was named for Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, a French Jacobines leader, later French Marshal, later King Charles XIV of Sweden and founder of the House of Bernadotte.

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