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.


Colvill was named after Colonel William J. Colvill, who for a time lived on a homestead in the community.[2]

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


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 136.