Greaney, Minnesota

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Greaney, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Greaney, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Greaney, Minnesota
Greaney, Minnesota
Greaney, Minnesota is located in the US
Greaney, Minnesota
Greaney, Minnesota
Location of the community of Greaney
within Saint Louis County
Coordinates: 47°58′02″N 93°01′16″W / 47.96722°N 93.02111°W / 47.96722; -93.02111Coordinates: 47°58′02″N 93°01′16″W / 47.96722°N 93.02111°W / 47.96722; -93.02111
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Elevation 1,302 ft (397 m)
 • Total 10
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55771
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 661391[1]

Greaney is an unincorporated community in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Greaney is located within ZIP code 55771 based in Orr.


The community is located 14 miles southwest of Orr, and 20 miles northwest of Cook, at the junction of Saint Louis County Roads 74 and 75.

The Willow River, a tributary of the Little Fork River, flows through the community.

Nearby places include Silverdale, Rauch, Celina, Togo, Orr, and Nett Lake. Nett Lake Indian Reservation (Bois Forte Indian Reservation) is also nearby.


A post office called Greaney was established in 1909, and remained in operation until 1954.[2] The community was named for Patrick Greaney, an early settler.[3]


  1. ^ "Greaney, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "St. Louis County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 484. 
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition