Margie, Minnesota

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Margie, Minnesota
Margie is located in Minnesota
Margie
Margie
Margie is located in the United States
Margie
Margie
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
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyKoochiching
Elevation
1,273 ft (388 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56658
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID647519[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]

  1. ^ "Margie, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived 2012-08-05 at the Wayback Machine
  • 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