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Viola, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Olmsted
Township Viola Township
Elevation 1,155 ft (352 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55934
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 653671

Viola is an unincorporated community in Viola Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States. It is the site of a yearly Gopher Count festival, which began in 1874.

The community is located along Olmsted County Road 2 (Viola Road) near 105th Avenue NE and Center Street. State Highway 42 (MN 42) and Olmsted County Road 24 are also in the immediate area. Nearby places include Eyota, Elgin, and Rochester.

The North Fork of the Whitewater River flows through the community.


Viola was platted in 1878. The community was named for Viola Buck, the wife of a settler.

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