The settlement of Hopkins, MN, began in the early 1850s, before Minnesota was even a state. It was first incorporated as the Village of West Minneapolis in 1893 and wasn't called Hopkins until 1928. At one point, Hopkins had the biggest population in the West Metro. Want to find out more? Read a detailed account of the history of Hopkins.
Learn why the Village of West Minneapolis become Hopkins in "How Hopkins Got Its Name"
Take an online stroll down Hopkins historic Mainstreet or download a printable map and come experience our historical roots firsthand.
The Hopkins Historical Society has been the premiere historical resource for the community since 1972. Their extensive collection includes over 5000 photographs, a variety of printed material, films, and much more. Visit the Hopkins Historical Society website for more information and to view some of their collection.