Swan River, Itasca County, Minnesota

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Swan River, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Swan River, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Swan River, Minnesota
Swan River, Minnesota
Swan River, Minnesota is located in the US
Swan River, Minnesota
Swan River, Minnesota
Location of the community of Swan River
within Itasca County
Coordinates: 47°05′12″N 93°11′42″W / 47.08667°N 93.19500°W / 47.08667; -93.19500Coordinates: 47°05′12″N 93°11′42″W / 47.08667°N 93.19500°W / 47.08667; -93.19500
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Itasca
Elevation 1,289 ft (393 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55784
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 652908[1]

Swan River is an unincorporated community in southeast Itasca County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located between Grand Rapids and Floodwood at the junction of U.S. Highway 2 (U.S. 2) and State Highway 65 (MN 65).

History[edit]

A post office called Swan River was established in 1890 and remained in operation until 1995.[2] The community took its name from the nearby Swan River.[3]

Geography[edit]

Swan River is located along the boundary line between Sago Township and Wawina Township. The BNSF Railway passes through the community.

Nearby places include Warba, Wawina, Jacobson and Goodland. The boundary line between Itasca, Saint Louis and Aitkin counties is near Swan River.

Swan River is located 19 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, 17 miles northwest of Floodwood and 57 miles northwest of Duluth.

ZIP codes 55784 (Swan River), 55793 (Warba), and 55736 (Floodwood) all meet near Swan River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swan River, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Itasca County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 256. 
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition