Sawyer, Minnesota

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Sawyer, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Sawyer, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Sawyer, Minnesota
Sawyer, Minnesota
Location of the community of Sawyer
within Carlton County
Coordinates: 46°40′17″N 92°38′00″W / 46.67139°N 92.63333°W / 46.67139; -92.63333Coordinates: 46°40′17″N 92°38′00″W / 46.67139°N 92.63333°W / 46.67139; -92.63333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carlton County
Unorganized territory North Carlton
Elevation 1,329 ft (405 m)
ZIP code 55780
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 0651254

Sawyer is an unincorporated community in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located between Carlton and Cromwell on State Highway 210 (MN 210). Sawyer is located on the southern edge of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. It serves as one of three administrative centers of the reservation.

Sawyer is located 11 miles west of Cloquet; and 11 miles east of Cromwell. The communities of Big Lake and Iverson are both nearby.


A post office called Sawyer has been in operation since 1891.[1] The name Sawyer was selected by a railroad official.[2]


  1. ^ "Carlton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 75. 

Further reading[edit]

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