Cook County, Minnesota

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Cook County, Minnesota

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By 1845 there were roughly 350 people of European descent in what is now Cook County, virtually all from New England. By the time the county was founded in 1874, this number had risen to about 2,000.[1]

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Maps and Boundaries

  • Rainy River District, Ontario Canada (northwest)
  • Thunder Bay District, Ontario Canada (northeast/EST Border east of the 90th meridian west)
  • Lake County, Minnesota (west)
  • Ashland County, Wisconsin (south)
  • Keweenaw County, Michigan (east/EST Border)
  • Ontonagon County, Michigan (southeast/EST Border)



  • Grand Marais (county seat)


  • Lutsen Township
  • Schroeder Township
  • Tofte Township

Ghost Towns

  • Chippewa City
  • Colvill

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