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County Information

Organized 1893

Its county seat is Bemidji.

Portions of the Leech Lake and Red Lake Indian reservations are in the county.

Beltrami County was named after the Italian count Beltrami, an early explorer of the area. In 1887 Beltrami County was part of one of the state s original nine counties, Becker County. The legislature authorized the creation of Beltrami County in 1893 with 137 townships.

Nineteen townships were given to Roseau County in 1895, reducing Beltrami County to 118 full and 37 fractional townships. On May 17, 1897, Beltrami County was fully organized with Bemidji as the county seat.

In 1902, Clearwater County was created by vote of the residents of Beltrami County. Twenty-eight full and two fractional townships went to the new county.

On January 1, 1923, Lake of the Woods County was created.



 Alaska Township
Battle Township
Bemidji Township
Benville Township
Birch Township
Buzzle Township
Cormant Township
Durand Township
Eckles Township
Frohn Township
Grant Valley Township
Hagali Township
Hamre Township
Hines Township
Hornet Township
Jones Township
Kelliher Township
Lammers Township
Langor Township
Lee Township
Liberty Township

 Maple Ridge Township
Minnie Township
Moose Lake Township
Nebish Township
Northern Township
O'Brien Township
Port Hope Township
Puposky Township
Quiring Township
Roosevelt Township
Shooks Township
Shotley Township
Spruce Grove Township
Steenerson Township
Sugar Bush Township
Summit Township
Taylor Township
Ten Lake Township
Turtle Lake Township
Turtle River Township
Waskish Township
Woodrow Township

Turtle River

Upper Red Lake
Brook Lake
Shotley Brook
North Beltrami
Lower Red Lake
Little Rock CDP
Ponemah CDP
Red Lake CDP
Redby CDP

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Website Updates:

OBITS: William H. Crawford
NEWS: (visit relatives) Thomas Todd
NEWS: (fires) 1908-Flames again roll along north shore
NEWS: (crime) John Montague

MARRIAGES: Allen-Shirk, Mitchell-Johnson, Masoner-Trafton
OBIT: Mrs. J. F. Sullivan
VSITING & RELOCATING: Mrs. W. K. Denison, Frank Trafton, R. G. Grier, J. J. Conger

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Lake of the Woods County (north)
Koochiching County (northeast)
Itasca County (east)
Cass County (southeast)
Hubbard County (south)
Clearwater County (southwest)
Pennington County (west)
Marshall County (northwest)
Roseau County (northwest)

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