Maple Grove is situated in the state of Minnesota and a city in Hennepin County. Was considered to be Minneapolis-St. Paul northwest region’s medical and cultural center and has one of the largest shopping centers. The area was first settled by the Winnebago Native Americans until the first settler, Louis Gervais, arrived in 1851. In 1855, the city constructed a church, town hall, and many other homes. The first wood-frame house was built in the Maple Grove Township in 1854, the Pierre Bottineau House. The house was moved from its original position and, at present, is located in the Elm Creek Reserve. Maple Grove was also known for its vast array of Maple trees. Thus, it became a primary manufacturer of maple syrup. It is now one of the highest population cities in the Twin Cities area and is considered to be one of the fastest-growing in the state of Minnesota.