Shafer is a small, friendly community of approximately 1045 people located in Chisago County. Our City is rapidly expanding it’s residential and commercial properties. Beautiful lakes and scenic park area surround the entire area.
Shafer was founded in the 1850â€™s and named after an early settler, Jacob Shafer. Hey, ginseng, and potatoes were some of the early crops produced. The railroad running from Taylorâ€™s Falls to the Twin Cities made Shafer a thriving town during the turn of the century. Car dealerships, a creamery, a feed mill, a general store, taverns and cafeâ€™s made up early shafer.