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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.
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.
Ball Bluff Township
Farm Island Township
Hill Lake Township
Rice River Township
White Pine Township
Church Histories / Records
SEARCH AITKIN COUNTY:
BIOS: Emily Tenney Knox, Joseph Knox, Clifford Cady Knox and Daniel Knox contributed by David Rogers
BIOS: Lafayette Knox, George Knox
FAMILIES: Knox Family Bios, Obits, Photos, contributions by David Rogers
OBITS: Myra Knox, Margaret Knox
NEWS-SICK: Mrs. John Booth, Nora Winegard
NEWS-PEOPLE: People J. A. Landy, Martin Otterson, Herman Landy, Tom Kollis
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