Aitkin Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota

Aitkin Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 856 as of the 2010 census.[3]

Township in Minnesota, United States
Township in Minnesota, United States
Aitkin Township

Location in Aitkin County

Aitkin Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates:

46°32′21″N93°45′43″W

Country United States
State Minnesota
County Aitkin
Area

  Total 34.3 sq mi (88.9 km2)
  Land 32.1 sq mi (83.2 km2)
  Water 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
Elevation

1,191 ft (363 m)
Population

 (2010)
  Total 856
  Density 27/sq mi (10.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56431
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-00478[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663389[2]

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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.[4] It was incorporated June 18, 1873.[5]

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.[3]

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.[6]

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