Larsmont, Minnesota

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Larsmont, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Larsmont, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Larsmont, Minnesota
Larsmont, Minnesota
Larsmont, Minnesota is located in the US
Larsmont, Minnesota
Larsmont, Minnesota
Location of the community of Larsmont
within Lake County
Coordinates: 46°58′45″N 91°44′45″W / 46.97917°N 91.74583°W / 46.97917; -91.74583Coordinates: 46°58′45″N 91°44′45″W / 46.97917°N 91.74583°W / 46.97917; -91.74583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lake
Elevation 666 ft (203 m)
Population
 • Total 110
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55616
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 656953[1]

Larsmont is an unincorporated community in Lake County, Minnesota, United States; located on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

The community is located between Duluth and Two Harbors on the North Shore Scenic Drive (County 61).

Larsmont is located 5 miles southwest of the city of Two Harbors.

Larsmont is located within Lake No. 2 Unorganized Territory of Lake County.

History[edit]

Larsmont was first settled in 1888 at Milepost 22 on the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad.[2] It was founded by Finland-Swedish immigrants from Larsmo, Ostrobothnia.

On October 12, 1918 part of the great 1918 Cloquet Fire burned down the hillside as far as the railroad tracks. People who lived on the hillside took refuge in homes along the lakeshore. Six cars of Home Guards came from Two Harbors to help fight the fire.[3]

A post office was established in 1916. In 1963, Larsmont was assigned zip code 55610. The zip code was retired on November 1, 1978 and the post office closed.[4] Larsmont is now covered by zip code 55616 based in Two Harbors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Larsmont, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Norgard, Irene Hill, Larsmont Yesterday, 1980
  3. ^ Norgard, Irene Hill, Larsmont Yesterday, 1980, p34
  4. ^ Norgard, Irene Hill, Larsmont Yesterday, 1980, p13