History Of Ramsey, MN

Located in the northwestern part of Anoka County, Ramsey is a suburban city with a population of 23,800 people.  Settlement in the area began as a result of the establishment of trading routes along the Mississippi river. Most settlers came on a steamboat known as “The Governor Ramsey” hence, the name.  Many people settle in Ramsey due to its rural character, wetlands, wildlife and abundance of housing options.