Apple Valley Beginnings
Apple Valley's historical roots lead back to the mid-1800s when it was a farming community known as Lebanon Township. The first settlers to the area were believed to have come from the east coast around 1855. On April 6, 1858, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners created Union Township. The board met again on April 26, 1858, and changed the boundaries of Union Township, creating Lebanon Township from a portion of the former Union Township.