Britt, Minnesota

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Britt, Minnesota
Unincorporated area
Britt, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Britt, Minnesota
Britt, Minnesota
Location of Britt within Saint Louis County
Coordinates: 47°38′25″N 92°31′32″W / 47.64028°N 92.52556°W / 47.64028; -92.52556Coordinates: 47°38′25″N 92°31′32″W / 47.64028°N 92.52556°W / 47.64028; -92.52556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Township Sandy Township
Elevation 1,476 ft (450 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55710
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 660881[1]

Britt is an unincorporated area in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States.

Britt is located 11 miles north of the city of Virginia.

The original center of Britt was generally considered at the intersection of Saint Louis County Road 68 and Jarvinen Road (County 662) in the southwest corner of Sandy Township. Britt Creek flows through the area.

Britt was once a proper town with only a post office and a carpet store, has evolved into a large community that spans an extended area. It is generally considered the inhabited area north of the city of Virginia, and north–northwest of Wuori Township. The area begins at Highway 169 (MN 169) near Florenton and goes west past U.S. Highway 53 near Sand Lake. However, Britt now also covers the unorganized territory of Sand Lake to the west centered on Highway 53 while the area near Highway 169 consists of the northern part of Wouri Township.

Saint Louis County Roads 65 and 68 are located within the Britt area.[2]

Britt is located within the Superior National Forest.

References[edit]

  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition