About This Place
Eagle Bend is a city in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 535 at the 2010 census.
Eagle bend was first settled in the early 1880s. The first pioneers were Charles O'Dell, a merchant, and Marion Crider, a farmer from eastern Kentucky. When O'Dell opened his general store, his first customer was Crider, who bought a pound of coffee. The townsite was purchased by a railroad executive, Benjamin F. Abbott, who wished to change the name of the town to Abbottsville, however sensibility prevailed and the evocative name of Eagle Bend was retained. The post office was established in O'Dell's store in 1882, and the village was incorporated on January 21, 1890.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land. The village is located at a bend of Eagle Creek. Eagle Creek drains Harris Creek, and in turn flows into Long Prairie River.