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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*Created 23 May 1857 from parts of Cass and Itasca Counties as Aiken County, the spelling changed in 1872.
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*[[Crow_Wing_County,_Minnesota|Crow Wing]] County was formed later same day from Aitkin County.
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*Named for William Alexander Aitkin, a fur trader for the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor.
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*The county originally had 17 townships closest to the Mille Lacs Lake.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*[[Cass_County,_Minnesota|Cass]] and [[Itasca_County,_Minnesota|Itasca]] Counties
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Sometime between 1857 and 1871, the county acquired the out-lands of Itasca and [[Pine_County,_Minnesota|Pine]] Counties to its north and east.
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*The county was reorganized in 1871, taking the lands from Cass and Itasca counties and losing a point located in southwest corner to Crow Wing county.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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[[Carlton_County,_Minnesota|Carlton]] | [[Cass_County,_Minnesota|Cass]] | [[Crow_Wing_County,_Minnesota|Crow Wing]] | [[Itasca_County,_Minnesota|Itasca]] | [[Kanabec_County,_Minnesota|Kanabec]] | [[Mille_Lacs_County,_Minnesota|Mille Lacs]] | [[Pine_County,_Minnesota|Pine]] | [[St._Louis_County,_Minnesota|St. Louis]] | 
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 02:19, 16 August 2008


United States > Minnesota > Aitkin County

County Courthouse

History

  • Created 23 May 1857 from parts of Cass and Itasca Counties as Aiken County, the spelling changed in 1872.
  • Crow Wing County was formed later same day from Aitkin County.
  • Named for William Alexander Aitkin, a fur trader for the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor.
  • The county originally had 17 townships closest to the Mille Lacs Lake.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • Sometime between 1857 and 1871, the county acquired the out-lands of Itasca and Pine Counties to its north and east.
  • The county was reorganized in 1871, taking the lands from Cass and Itasca counties and losing a point located in southwest corner to Crow Wing county.

Neighboring Counties

Carlton | Cass | Crow Wing | Itasca | Kanabec | Mille Lacs | Pine | St. Louis |

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