Location: Graceville is located in Big Stone County in West Central Minnesota at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and State Highway 28.
Population 2010 Census: 577*
Graceville is home to C-G-B Middle/High School that includes grades 7 through 12. High School sports are part of the Pheasant Conference. Student have various extra curricular activities such as band, choir, knowledge bowl, one act play, school musical, FCCLA, and Danceline. The elementary grades K-6 are taught at CGB Elementary in Clinton, a seven-minute drive to the south. Graceville is home to the 2012 State 9 Man Football Championship.
- Holy Rosary Catholic Church
- Mount Olive Lutheran Church
- Congregational United Church of Christ
Graceville has several employment opportunities within the community. The biggest employers are the Graceville Health Center and the CGB School District. Graceville also has an Implement Dealer, Convenience Store/Cafe, Sporting Goods Store, Pharmacy, Flower Shop, three automotive enterprises, Body Shop, two Salons, cabinet Shop, two downtown eating establishments, bowing alley, and a grocery store.
Since 1945, the Graceville Health Center (GHC) had been owned and operated by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Norfolk, NB. In 2012, GHC became part of the Essentia Health System. The Graceville Health Center is comprised of a Clinic, 15 bed hospital and a 45 bed nursing home and a 16 unit assisted living facility.
Graceville has a new community building that houses the city offices, fire department, ambulance service and a Public Library.
The county park located in Graceville is at the south edge of Toqua lake, just west of Highway 75. It features ball diamonds, modern shower and restroom facilities, picnic grounds, camping areas, swimming areas with a sand beach, and a public boat access. This park is the site of a major statewide softball tournament each summer. Water skiers find Toqua Lake a delight as it's tree-lined, compact size makes it less susceptible to strong winds.
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Graceville Golf Course is a picturesque 9 hole course situated on the south side of Lake Toqua. The course has many mature trees and a creek running through it.
Big Stone County has excellent deer, duck, pheasant, and goose hunting. The Graceville Gun Club is located on the north side of Lake Toqua.
Graceville celebrates it's Irish Heritage each year by hosting an annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Every summer, Graceville celebrates Toqua Days. This community celebration includes several events and a live band sponsored by the Graceville Firemen.