Colvill, Minnesota

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Colvill, Minnesota
extinct town
Colvill, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Colvill, Minnesota
Colvill, Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°47′43″N 90°09′38″W / 47.79528°N 90.16056°W / 47.79528; -90.16056Coordinates: 47°47′43″N 90°09′38″W / 47.79528°N 90.16056°W / 47.79528; -90.16056
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cook
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 659211[1]

Colvill is an extinct townsite in Cook County, Minnesota, United States.

The community was located between Grand Marais and Grand Portage on Minnesota Highway 61.

Colvill was located 9 miles northeast of Grand Marais; and 25 miles southwest of Grand Portage.

Kodonce River State Wayside area is located near the abandoned townsite of Colvill.

History[edit]

Colvill was named after Colonel William J. Colvill, who for a time lived on a homestead in the community.

Colvill Township of Cook County was established in 1906; and the township was abandoned during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.