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Lyle, Minnesota is surrounded by Lyle Township, in southwestern Mower County, on the Iowa border and not far from the South Dakota state line. US Highway 218 runs north-south through the center of the city, leading south through Mona, Iowa, and north to Austin, Minnesota. Other nearby communities include the Minnesota localities of London and Myrtle, as well as the Iowa towns of Deer Creek, Otranto, and Toeterville. Lyle was platted in 1870 and incorporated in 1875, named for Lyle Township. The first settler in the township was J.D. Woodbury, who are in the fall of 1853 to settle on the banks of Red Cedar River, within the current limits of the city. Woodbury Creek, which borders his claim, and the Woodbury School District, were named for him. His son-in-law, Pinkerton, soon joined him and, before long, two other sons-in-law had moved to Lyle Township. Woodbury sold his land someone named Sprague, who sold it to Judge Robert Lyle, for whom the township and city were named. Lyle Township was organized in 1858. The city's peak population was 607 in 1960. Topics related to either the city or township are appropriate in this category.



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