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Welcome to Fertile ...

The city of Fertile is located in Polk County<1>.

The pronunciation of Fertile: FER-til<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fertile has a population of 818 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fertile.

Fertile is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Fertile is located in the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for Fertile: 56540<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fertile had an population of 818 people. This is a decrease of 2.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fertile had a population of 842 people. This makes Fertile the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Fertile represents 0.02% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 387th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 842 people, the population of Fertile decreased 5.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 893 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fertile.

Communities Also Named Fertile ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Fertile - they are located in Iowa, Missouri and Saskatchewan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fertile.

Communities near Fertile ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fertile.

  • Ada [Norman County]
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    • Ada [Norman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Fertile
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ada have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ada<8>
  • Twin Valley [Norman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Valley
    • Twin Valley [Norman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Fertile
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 750 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Valley
  • McIntosh [Polk County]
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    • McIntosh [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Fertile
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<8>
  • Erskine [Polk County]
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    • Erskine [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Fertile
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erskine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erskine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erskine<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winger [Polk County]
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      • Winger [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Fertile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winger have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winger<8>
    • Gary [Norman County]
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      • Gary [Norman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Fertile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary<8>
    • Mentor [Polk County]
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      • Mentor [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Fertile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mentor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mentor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mentor<8>
    • Beltrami [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beltrami
      • Beltrami [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Fertile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beltrami have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beltrami
    • Bejou [Mahnomen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bejou
      • Bejou [Mahnomen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Fertile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bejou have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bejou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bejou<8>
    • Flaming [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flaming
      • Flaming [Norman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Fertile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flaming have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flaming

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fertile. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fertile.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fertile. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fertile.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fertile. See our Newspapers Page for Fertile.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fertile ...

Looking for more information about Fertile? 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 Fertile, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fertile.

Adding Fertile to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fertile in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fertile was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fertile on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Minnesota (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fertile on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Polk County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Fertile. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fertile.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fertile - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Fertile). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fertile or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Fertile) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fertile. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FertileOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fertile. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5352, Longitude: -96.2806    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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