Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Resources
- 4 Societies and Libraries
- 5 Cities, Townships and Communities
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
- 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.
- 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.
Societies and Libraries
Cities, Townships and Communities
Cities: Aitkin . Hill City . McGrath . McGregor . Palisade . Tamarack
Townships: Aitkin . Ball Bluff . Balsam . Beaver . Clark . Cornish . Farm Island . Fleming . Glen . Haugen . Hazelton . Hill Lake . Idun . Jevne . Kimberly . Lakeside . Lee . Libby . Logan . Macville . Malmo . McGregor . Millward . Morrison . Nordland . Pliny . Rice . Salo . Seavey . Shamrock . Spalding . Spencer . Turner . Verdon . Wagner . Waukenabo . Wealthwood . White Pine . Williams . Workman
Unorganized Townships: Davidson . Jewett . Northeast Aitken . Northwest Aitken
Communities: Arthyde . Ball Bluff . Bennettville . Cutler . East Lake (Minisinaakwaang) . Giese . Glen . Glory . Haypoint . Jacobson . Kimberly . Lake Minnewawa . Lawler . Libby . Malmo . Nichols . Pliny . Rabey . Red Top . Ronald . Rossburg . Sandy Lake (Gaa-mitaawangaagamaag) . Sheshabee . Shovel Lake . Swatara . Thor . Waukenabo . Wealthwood