Underwood Homes for Sale

Welcome to Underwood!

The Lakes Country Hometown you've been looking for....

Underwood Minnesota began as a small farming community near the southern shores of Bass Lake and North Turtle Lake in around 1869 as the community of Southvick and Turtle Lake Post Office. In 1876 a temporary defensive position known as Fort Juleson was established just east of the village, in response to a rumored Native American hostility. The Northern Pacific Railroad started going through the town in 1881. In 1884, the settlers petitioned the railroad to change their name to Underwood in honor of Adoniram Judson Underwood. Mr AJ Underwood was well respected in the community, having served in the Civil War, as a Minnesota State Representative, and was the founder and editor of the Weekly Journal in nearby Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Today, Underwood is renowned as a tight knit and friendly community with a diverse local economy.

Underwood School District

Underwood Independent School District is consistently ranked among the best educational venues in the area. Most recently, Underwood School received a silver medal according to a US News and World Report survey of High Schools recently released on their website. This was the highest ranked result for all schools in our area. The High School was ranked 54th in the State of Minnesota by US News and World Report. Roughly 33% of the students take accelerated coursework and exams. The School District also has many activities and athletics for students. For additional information, you can visit the School website here.


Recreation through every season!

No matter what time of year it is, there is always something to do! If you are passionate about water sports and swimming, Underwood has several premier lakes. The most prestigious, Pickerel Lake is a beautiful spring fed lake in Maine Township that covers 829 acres and has a maximum depth of 78 feet. South Turtle Lake is closer to town and warmer than Pickerel because it is more shallow with a maximum depth of 35 feet. There are many other lakes for fishing and recreation, including Stalker Lake, North Turtle Lake, and Norway Lake. There are a number of activities sponsored by a very strong and committed Lions club throughout the year. Their most famous perhaps is the Bass Lake Ice Racing held on Bass Lake every year. The Phelps Mill Festival is held every year on the second weekend in July. It is the area’s largest art and craft event of the summer. There are two full days of art, food, kids activities, and entertainment. The annual Harvest Festival is held Labor Day weekend every year and is highlighted by kids events, a parade, and a street dance.

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