Taft, Minnesota

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Taft, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Taft, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Taft, Minnesota
Taft, Minnesota
Location of the community of Taft
within Grand Lake Township, Saint Louis County
Coordinates: 46°59′40″N 92°19′58″W / 46.99444°N 92.33278°W / 46.99444; -92.33278Coordinates: 46°59′40″N 92°19′58″W / 46.99444°N 92.33278°W / 46.99444; -92.33278
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Township Grand Lake Township
Elevation 1,339 ft (408 m)
 • Total 20
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55803
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 662618[1]

Taft is an unincorporated community in Grand Lake Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located 24 miles northwest of the city of Duluth at the junction of Saint Louis County Road 15 (Munger Shaw Road) and Saint Louis County Road 48 (Taft Road).

Taft is located within the Cloquet Valley State Forest in Saint Louis County. Fredenberg Township is also in the area.


The community of Taft is named after former American President William Howard Taft, who was in office from 1909 to 1913.

Taft was once a water stop for trains traveling along the former Northeastern Railway in Saint Louis County.

Although buildings such as the Depot, old schoolhouse, and railroad crew section house are no longer around; their imprints can still be seen.

Just opposite of the Ush-kab-wan River from Taft, was the community of Chrysler, which no longer exists.


  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition