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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


 
Townships:

Cities

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

Aitkin
Hill City
McGrath
McGregor
Palisade
Tamarack

Unorganized
Davidson
Jewett
Northeast Aitkin
Northwest Aitkin



 
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Website Updates:

NOVEMBER 2016
BIOS: Frank McQuillin, Benjamin W. Kelly, I. A. Thorson, Joseph W. Wakefield
OBITS: Anne Sophie Arvidson, Alfred Arvidson contributed by the Alberti's
PEOPLE: William H. Taylor, Harpster Brothers, Charles Kaiser
PEOPLE: Dorothy Eiler submitted by Robin Line
MARRIAGE: Olson-Nelson submitted by Robin Line
MILITARY: Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War Casualties
NEWS-FIRE: 1921-Forest Fire, Nothing of Value Saved, White Pine Destroyed, Ten Fire Fighters Smothered.

MARCH 2016
OBITS: Emma G. Johnson, Caroline Heerdt, Nancy Rice
BIRTHS: (News) Buhler Daughter
PEOPLE: Ernest Kufahl charged with accessory to murder in Wisconsin, Charges, Trial, Verdict.
CHURCH: 1930-Zion Evangelical Church Dedication
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1922-Land for veterans, 1922-Military Farm, 1922-Farming by Military Rules, 1922-War Students Buy Land, 1909-Hill City to Have Train Service
NEWS-ILLNESS: John Zimpel
NEWS-VISIT: Joseph Diven, C. J. Burch, George Fessler
NEWS-FIRE: 1936-Forest Fire, 1924-Forest Fire
NEWS-BUSINESS: P.P. Klingel, 1909-Bank for Hill City (Rosholt)

JANUARY 2016
OBIT: Fred B. Smith
FAMILIES: Samuel Rogers, Alexander Rogers, photos also. Contributed By David Rogers
CEMETERIES: Salo Cemetery Burials - Blackorby, Carlson, Futcher
NEWS-MARRIAGES: Hunter-Bartholdi
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1910-Hill City Electric Plant, Hill City Decides for Incorporation, Test Fire Apparatus, New Phone Line
NEWS-MISCELLANEOUS: ~ 25 news bits, October 1910
NEWS-PEOPLE: F. E. Sprout, Ralph Greenfield
NEWS-BUSINESS: 1910-Armours

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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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