Minden is a rural locality on the Warrego Highway between Marburg and Hatton Vale, 23 km west of Ipswich. The area was originally named Back Plain or Rosewood. Settled by mostly German farmers in the 1870s, it was named after a town in Westphalia in about 1879. Late in World War I it was renamed Frenchton, but reverted to Minden in 1930.

The German heritage is strongly to the fore with the survival of three churches, two Lutheran and one Baptist, dating from the 1880s. St John's Lutheran Church and cemetery are on the Lowood-Minden Road.


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