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Aitkin County was named after "William Alexander Aitkin", a fur trader for the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor. Aiken County originally consisted of the 17 townships closest to Mille Lacs Lake. It acquired out-lands of Ramsey and Pine Counties to its north and east. It was reorganized in 1871, taking up lands from Cass and Itasca Counties and losing a point located in the southwestern corner to Crow Wing County to form its current boundaries.

County Information
Organized May 23, 1857 as Aiken County.

The spelling was changed to the current spelling in 1872

A portion of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation is in the county.

Main Street, Aitkin, MN



Aitkin Township
Ball Bluff Township
Balsam Township
Beaver Township
Clark Township
Cornish Township
Farm Island Township
Fleming Township
Glen Township
Haugen Township
Hazelton Township
Hill Lake Township
Idun Township
Jevne Township
Kimberly Township
Lakeside Township
Lee Township
Libby Township
Logan Township
Macville Township

Malmo Township
McGregor Township
Millward Township
Morrison Township
Nordland Township
Pliny Township
Rice River Township
Salo Township
Seavey Township
Shamrock Township
Spalding Township
Spencer Township
Turner Township
Verdon Township
Wagner Township
Waukenabo Township
Wealthwood Township
White Pine Township
Williams Township
Workman Township

Hill City

Northeast Aitkin
Northwest Aitkin

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County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

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NEWS-SICK: Mrs. John Booth, Nora Winegard
NEWS-PEOPLE: People J. A. Landy, Martin Otterson, Herman Landy, Tom Kollis

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Adjacent Counties
Itasca County (north)
St. Louis County (northeast)
Carlton County (east)
Pine County (southeast)
Kanabec County (south)
Mille Lacs County (south)
Crow Wing County (southwest)
Cass County (northwest)

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