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Battle Lake, Minnesota

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The location of Battle Lake

Welcome to Battle Lake ...

The city of Battle Lake is located in Otter Tail County.

The location of Battle Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Battle Lake: Battle Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Battle Lake has a population of 931 people<2> (see below for details).

Battle Lake is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Battle Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Battle Lake lies within the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for Battle Lake: 56515<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Battle Lake had a population of 875 people. This makes Battle Lake the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Battle Lake represents 0.02% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 379th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 875 people, the population of Battle Lake increased 27.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 686 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Battle Lake had an population of 931 people. This is an increase of 6.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.71% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Battle Lake.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Battle Lake. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Battle Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Battle Lake.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Battle Lake:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Battle Lake ...

Looking for more information about Battle Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Battle Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Battle Lake.

Communities near Battle Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fergus Falls   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the West (W) of Battle Lake

Henning   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Battle Lake

Ottertail   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Battle Lake

Evansville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Battle Lake

Located in Douglas County

Ashby   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Battle Lake

Located in Grant County

Underwood   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Battle Lake

Dalton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Battle Lake

Dent   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Battle Lake

Clitherall   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of Battle Lake

Millerville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Battle Lake

Located in Douglas County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Battle Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Otter Tail County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Battle Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Otter Tail County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Battle Lake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Battle Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Battle Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Battle Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Battle Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Battle Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Battle Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Battle Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2860, Longitude: -95.7172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Battle Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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