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Welcome to Slayton!


Located between two major highways, Slayton is known as the "Hub City" of southwest Minnesota and is the county seat of Murray County.

Originating from the sale of railroad property, Slayton was first a train station for the St. Paul-Sioux City Railroad.  Charles Wesley Slayton, a land agent for the railroad, purchased the land, and in 1881, the village was platted and named after Slayton.  The City of Slayton was later incorporated in 1887.

According to the 2020 Census, Slayton has a population of 1,940 and covers about 2 square miles.

Home to the Murray County Central School District, the Murray County Medical Center, a thriving downtown and approximately 900 households, Slayton has all sorts of amenities.

There is a municipal aquatics center known as “Slaytona Beach West,” that includes a zero-depth entry, handicap accessibility flume slides and a lap pool.

There is also a municipal airport, an active volunteer fire department, a police department and public works, and a public library. Slayton is governed by a city council and also has an economic development authority. 

Find out more about Slayton here!

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