Mount Josephine (Minnesota)

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Mount Josephine
Mount Josephine.jpg
Mount Josephine from a way side overlook on MN 61E scenic highway in Grand Portage, Minnesota, U.S.
Highest point
Elevation1,342 ft (409 m) [1]
Coordinates47°59′00″N 89°39′33″W / 47.98333°N 89.65917°W / 47.98333; -89.65917Coordinates: 47°59′00″N 89°39′33″W / 47.98333°N 89.65917°W / 47.98333; -89.65917[1]
Mount Josephine is located in Minnesota
Mount Josephine
Mount Josephine
LocationCook County, Minnesota, U.S.
Parent rangeSawtooth Mountains

Mount Josephine is a peak in the Sawtooth Mountains of northeastern Minnesota, in the United States. It overlooks Grand Portage Bay of Lake Superior.


The mountain was named in honor of a young woman, Josephine Godfrey of Detroit, Michigan, who led a party of young friends on a daylong excursion from Grand Portage, Minnesota to the summit in 1853. Miss Godfrey's father, John Godfrey, owned a trading post at the present site of Grand Marais, Minnesota until 1858.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Josephine". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  2. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 147.