Angle Inlet, Minnesota

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Angle Inlet, Minnesota
Angle Inlet, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Angle Inlet, Minnesota
Angle Inlet, Minnesota
Location in Minnesota and the United States
Angle Inlet, Minnesota is located in the US
Angle Inlet, Minnesota
Angle Inlet, Minnesota
Angle Inlet, Minnesota (the US)
Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 95°4′12″W / 49.34500°N 95.07000°W / 49.34500; -95.07000Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 95°4′12″W / 49.34500°N 95.07000°W / 49.34500; -95.07000
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyLake of the Woods
Area
 • Total2.017 sq mi (5.22 km2)
 • Land1.736 sq mi (4.50 km2)
 • Water0.281 sq mi (0.73 km2)
Elevation
1,063 ft (324 m)
Population
 • Total60
 • Density30/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
56711
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID639371[3]

Angle Inlet is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Angle Township, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, United States. Its population was 60 as of the 2010 census.[2] The community is part of the Northwest Angle, the only place in the contiguous United States north of the 49th parallel; it is the northernmost census-designated place in the contiguous United States.[4] The French built Fort Saint Charles nearby in 1732.

Angle Inlet has the last one-room school in the state[5] and a post office with a sign stating that it is the "Most Northerly P.O. in Contiguous U.S."[6] To travel to Angle Inlet from other parts of Minnesota by road requires driving through Manitoba, Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Angle Inlet". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ Lake of the Woods Co. General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). 2011. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-04. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Ross, Jenna (June 1, 2015). "Minnesota's last one-room schoolhouse counts on its longtime teacher". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  6. ^ "Chapter 4: The Watery Boundary". United Divide: A Linear Portrait of the USA/Canada Border. The Center for Land Use Interpretation. Winter 2015.