According to the History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester, Minnesota was founded when George Head claimed land here in 1854. The city was created to be a stagecoach line between St. Paul and Dubuque, Iowa. The Mayo Clinic is now our claim to fame. You probably know everything about our Rochester, but did you know there are actually several cities that share the same name? Keep scrolling to see 10 other Rochesters...