Aitkin Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 856 as of the 2010 census.
Aitkin Township, Aitken County, is named after William Alexander Aitken, a fur trader for the American Fur Company which had a trading post at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ripple rivers. It was incorporated June 18, 1873.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.3 square miles (88.9 km2); of this, 32.1 square miles (83.2 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), or 6.40%, is water.
The city of Aitkin lies geographically within the township but is a separate entity.
Within the township, the wreck of the 1884 steamboat Andy Gibson is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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