Tofte, Minnesota

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Tofte, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Sunrise over Lake Superior in Tofte
Sunrise over Lake Superior in Tofte
Tofte, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Tofte, Minnesota
Tofte, Minnesota
Tofte, Minnesota is located in the US
Tofte, Minnesota
Tofte, Minnesota
Location of the community of Tofte
within Tofte Township, Cook County
Coordinates: 47°34′26″N 90°50′11″W / 47.57389°N 90.83639°W / 47.57389; -90.83639Coordinates: 47°34′26″N 90°50′11″W / 47.57389°N 90.83639°W / 47.57389; -90.83639
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cook
Elevation 627 ft (191 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55615
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 658702[1]

Tofte is an unincorporated community in Tofte Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States.

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

Tofte is located 27 miles southwest of the city of Grand Marais; and 56 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors.

Minnesota Highway 61 and Cook County Road 2 (Sawbill Trail) are two of the main routes in the community. Tofte is located within the Superior National Forest.

Temperance River State Park, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail, the Superior Hiking Trail, and the Carlton Peak Lookout are all nearby.

The communities of Schroeder and Taconite Harbor are immediately southwest of Tofte.

A post office called Tofte has been in operation since 1897.[2] The community was named for natives of Tofte, Norway.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Cook County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 137.