WELCOME TO ELLENDALE
Ellendale sits 14 miles south of Owatonna, and 16 miles north of Albert Lea at I-35 and Highway 30 (exit 26).
Named for the wife of C.J. Ives, a railroad president. Ellen Dale was a friend to all who worked the line. A beautiful, prosperous little village, named for the kind and thoughtful Ellen.
Today, Ellendale is a peaceful, community-minded, friendly city—home to more than 600 people—offering a low cost of living, minimal traffic, no city sales tax, updated water and sewer system, and a strong sense of community.