Finland, Minnesota

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Finland, Minnesota
Finland, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Finland, Minnesota
Finland, Minnesota
Location of the community of Finland
within Crystal Bay Township, Lake County
Coordinates: 47°24′53″N 91°14′57″W / 47.41472°N 91.24917°W / 47.41472; -91.24917Coordinates: 47°24′53″N 91°14′57″W / 47.41472°N 91.24917°W / 47.41472; -91.24917
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyLake
Area
 • Total5.422 sq mi (14.04 km2)
 • Land5.400 sq mi (13.99 km2)
 • Water0.022 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,329 ft (405 m)
Population
 • Total195
 • Density36/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55603
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID656231[3]

Finland is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Crystal Bay Township, Lake County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 195.[2]

The community is located north of Silver Bay on Minnesota State Highway 1.

Geography[edit]

The community of Finland is located 6 miles inland from Lake Superior's North Shore; and 39 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors.

State Highway 1, County Road 6, and County Road 7 are three of the main routes in the community.

The Baptism River flows through the community. George H. Crosby Manitou State Park is located 7 miles northeast of Finland.

The community is located within the Finland State Forest in Lake County.

History[edit]

A post office called Finland has been in operation since 1915[4] and a cooperative general store was established in 1913, which is Minnesota's longest continuously operated store. A large share of the early settlers being natives of Finland caused the name to be selected.[5]

The Lutheran church was apparently struck by lightning on 6 July 2013 and burned down.[6]

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. ^ "Finland, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Lake County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  5. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 294.
  6. ^ "Fire destroys Finland's only church".