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County Information

Lake of the Woods County was organized on November 28, 1922 when a vote by area residents separated the northern townships from Beltrami County. On January 1, 1923, the county officially began operations at its county seat in Baudette.

The county contains the Northwest Angle, the northernmost point of the Lower 48 States, and includes the U.S. portion of Lake of the Woods, shared with Canada. The county also includes the exclave of Elm Point.

In 1885 the region of Lake of the Woods got its first settler, Wilhem Zippel, who was a German immigrant and a fisherman. He settled on the south shore of the lake in a place now called Zippel Bay. Shortly after, Alonzo Wheeler settled on a point on the southwest side of the lake which is now called Wheeler's Point.

A terrible wildfire, which has come to be known as the Baudette Fire of 1910, broke out in October of that year, burning 300,000 acres and destroying the towns of Spooner, Baudette, Graceton, Pitt, Williams, and Cedar Spur
[Source: wikipedia]

Cities
* Baudette
* Roosevelt
(mostly in Roseau county, but 3 people live on the small portion that extends into LOTW county)
* Williams

Townships
As of 2001, there were no township governments.
All the townships were officially part of unorganized territory.


* Angle Township * Baudette Township * Beaver Dam Township * Boone Township * Chilgren Township
* Cloverdale Township* * Eugene Township* * Forest Area Township * Gudrid Township
* Hiwood Township* * Kiel Township * Lakewood Township * McDougald Township
* Meadowland Township* Myhre Township * Norris Township* * Noyes Township*
* Park Township * Pioneer Township * Potamo Township * Prosper Township * Rapid River Township
* Rulien Township * Spooner Township * Swiftwater Township * Township 157-30
* Township 158-30 * Victory Township * Wabanica Township * Walhalla Township
* Wheeler Township * Zippel Township

Unincorporated
* Angle Inlet * Arnesen * Birch Beach * Carp * Clementson * Faunce * Graceton * Hackett
* Lude * Long Point * Oak Island * Penasse * Pitt * Sandy Beach * Wheeler's Point

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Website Updates:

FEBRUARY 2015
OBITS : William Lucy, Frona Teer
NEWS-MARRIAGES: Ubel-Murray, Peterson-Albertson
NEWS-VISIT: Joseph Schuh
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1945-Difficult Mail Delivery

OCTOBER 2014
NEWS-WEATHER: Brutal Cold Wave

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Adjacent Counties
* Koochiching County (southeast)
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Beltrami County (south)
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Roseau County (west)
* Piney, Manitoba (west)
* Buffalo Point, Manitoba (west)
* Division No. 1, Manitoba (northwest)
* Kenora District, Ontario (northeast)
* Rainy River District, Ontario (northeast)
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