Sax, Minnesota

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Sax, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Sax, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Sax, Minnesota
Sax, Minnesota
Sax, Minnesota is located in the US
Sax, Minnesota
Sax, Minnesota
Location of the community of Sax
within McDavitt Township, Saint Louis County
Coordinates: 47°12′42″N 92°36′11″W / 47.21167°N 92.60306°W / 47.21167; -92.60306Coordinates: 47°12′42″N 92°36′11″W / 47.21167°N 92.60306°W / 47.21167; -92.60306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Township McDavitt Township
Elevation 1,309 ft (399 m)
 • Total 10
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55738
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 662374[1]

Sax is an unincorporated community in McDavitt Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States.


The community is located 9 miles northwest of Cotton at the intersection of Saint Louis County Highway 7 (CR 7) and County Road 28 (Sax Road). County Road 52 (Arkola Road) is nearby.


A post office called Sax was established in 1916, and remained in operation until 1930.[2] The community was named for Solomon Saxe, an original owner of the town site.[3]

Arts and culture[edit]

The annual Sax–Zim Winter Birding Festival is held in February. The event is organized for birdwatching. The nearby "Sax –Zim Bog" is home to one of the world's best birdwatching places.[4] It was named for the two nearby communities of Sax and Zim.[4] Every February, the habitat hosts a three-day festival for birdwatchers.[4]


  1. ^ "Sax, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "St. Louis County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 489. 
  4. ^ a b c Gustav Axelson (18 January 2013). "In a Minnesota Bog, a Festival of Birds". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2016.