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Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Aitkin County was established in 1857 as Aiken County. The current spelling was adopted in 1872. It was named for William Alexander Aitken, a fur trader for the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor. Formed from Ramsey and Pine counties, Aiken County originally consisted of the 17 townships closest to Mille Lacs Lake. It acquired outlands of Ramsey, Itasca and Pine counties to its north and east. It was organized in 1871, taking up lands from Cass and Itasca counties and losing a point in the southwestern corner to Crow Wing County to form its current boundaries.

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Aitkin Carnegie Library

The Patrick Casey House

Malmo Mounds & Village Site

Aitkin Station