Taconite Harbor, Minnesota

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For the city in Itasca County named Taconite, see Taconite, Minnesota.
Taconite Harbor, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Taconite Harbor, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Taconite Harbor, Minnesota
Taconite Harbor, Minnesota
Taconite Harbor, Minnesota is located in the US
Taconite Harbor, Minnesota
Taconite Harbor, Minnesota
Location of the community of Taconite Harbor
within Schroeder Township, Cook County
Coordinates: 47°31′21″N 90°55′44″W / 47.52250°N 90.92889°W / 47.52250; -90.92889Coordinates: 47°31′21″N 90°55′44″W / 47.52250°N 90.92889°W / 47.52250; -90.92889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cook
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 658592[1]

Taconite Harbor is an unincorporated community in Schroeder Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Taconite Harbor is located 33 miles southwest of the city of Grand Marais; and 51 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors.

Minnesota Highway 61 serves as a main route in the community.

The community of Schroeder is immediately northeast of Taconite Harbor.

Development[edit]

Currently, Taconite Harbor consists of a power plant, foundations and an abandoned basketball court.[2] As of 2009, the Minnesota Power Company is looking towards development on an area that they own, but do not need. This development may include a sewer system, various commercial businesses centered on a village square, paved parking lots, and a City Hall (which would then make Taconite Harbor an incorporated city). The community is also expected to be a major stop along the Gitchi-Gami State Trail.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Wurzer, Cathy (2008). Tales of the Road: Highway 61. pp. 24-26.
  3. ^ Future Development in Taconite Harbor (pdf). Retrieved on 2009-7-14.