Margie, Minnesota

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Margie, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Margie, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Margie, Minnesota
Margie, Minnesota
Margie, Minnesota is located in the US
Margie, Minnesota
Margie, Minnesota
Location of the community of Margie
within Koochiching County
Coordinates: 48°05′43″N 93°56′24″W / 48.09528°N 93.94000°W / 48.09528; -93.94000Coordinates: 48°05′43″N 93°56′24″W / 48.09528°N 93.94000°W / 48.09528; -93.94000
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Koochiching
Elevation 1,273 ft (388 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56658
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 647519[1]

Margie is an unincorporated community in Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States; located near Big Falls.

The community is located between Northome and Big Falls on U.S. Highway 71. Margie has a post office with ZIP code 56658.[2]

Dinner Creek flows through the community. Margie is located within the Pine Island State Forest.

Geography[edit]

Margie is located near the boundary line between South Koochiching Unorganized Territory and Northwest Koochiching Unorganized Territory.

Nearby places include Big Falls, Northome, and Mizpah.

Margie is located 9 miles southwest of Big Falls; and 22 miles northeast of Northome. Margie is 29 miles southwest of Littlefork; and 48 miles southwest of International Falls.

History[edit]

Margie was a station of the Northern Pacific Railroad. A post office was established in November 1903, and named for the daughter of postmaster Westley Horton, the post office being located in their store. It was located at a site on high land between two swamps. There were several stores and a sawmill. The original post office operated until 1985.

References[edit]

  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition
  • Mn/DOT map of Koochiching County – Sheet 1 – 2011 edition