Brimson, Minnesota

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Brimson, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Brimson, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Brimson, Minnesota
Brimson, Minnesota
Brimson, Minnesota is located in the US
Brimson, Minnesota
Brimson, Minnesota
Location of the community of Brimson
within Ault Township, Saint Louis County
Coordinates: 47°16′36″N 91°52′02″W / 47.27667°N 91.86722°W / 47.27667; -91.86722Coordinates: 47°16′36″N 91°52′02″W / 47.27667°N 91.86722°W / 47.27667; -91.86722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Township Ault Township
Elevation 1,519 ft (463 m)
Population
 • Total 40
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55602
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 660879[1]

Brimson is an unincorporated community in Ault Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located 44 miles northeast of the city of Duluth, near the intersection of Saint Louis County Highway 44 and County Road 547 (Brimson Road). Brimson is located 27 miles northwest of the city of Two Harbors. Indian Lake and the Cloquet River are both in the vicinity.

The boundary line between Saint Louis and Lake counties is nearby.

Brimson is located within the Cloquet Valley State Forest in Saint Louis County. The Superior National Forest is also in the vicinity.

Brimson has a volunteer fire department, but it only has access to water hauled by truck since there is no public water system.

The communities of Rollins, Fairbanks, Bassett, Petrel, Toimi, and Wales are all near Brimson.

History[edit]

A post office called Brimson has been in operation since 1897.[2] The community was named for W. H. Brimson, a railroad official.[3]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).[4]

Climate data for Brimson, Minnesota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −7
(19)
−4
(25)
2
(36)
10
(50)
18
(64)
23
(73)
25
(77)
24
(75)
19
(66)
11
(52)
2
(35)
−5
(23)
10
(50)
Average low °C (°F) −20
(−4)
−19
(−3)
−12
(10)
−4
(24)
2
(35)
8
(46)
9
(49)
9
(48)
5
(41)
−2
(29)
−8
(17)
−17
(2)
−4
(24)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 3
(1)
1.8
(0.7)
3.6
(1.4)
5.3
(2.1)
8
(3)
9.9
(3.9)
10.4
(4.1)
9.1
(3.6)
8.6
(3.4)
6.4
(2.5)
4.1
(1.6)
2.8
(1.1)
71.6
(28.2)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brimson, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "St. Louis County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 478. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Brimson, Minnesota
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 10, 2013.
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition