Place:Aitkin, Minnesota, United States

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Aitkin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,202. Its county seat is Aitkin. A portion of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation is in the county.

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History

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Aitkin County was established in 1857 as Aiken County and had a spelling change of its name to the current spelling in 1872. Aitkin County was named after 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 out-lands of Ramsey, Itasca and Pine Counties to its north and east. It was reorganized in 1871, taking up lands from Cass and Itasca Counties and losing a point located in the southwestern corner to Crow Wing County to form its current boundaries.

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Date Event Source
1857 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1862 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1885 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 2
1870 178
1880 366
1890 2,462
1900 6,743
1910 10,371
1920 15,043
1930 15,009
1940 17,865
1950 14,327
1960 12,162
1970 11,403
1980 13,404
1990 12,425

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