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Hill City, Minnesota

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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Hill City, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Hill City:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Hill City is located in Aitkin County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Aitkin County: Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine & Saint Louis.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 125 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Hill City. Of these communities, 94 are located in counties other than Aitkin County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Hill City (which is Aitkin County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Hill City. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Carlton CountySaint Louis County 
Cass County  
Crow Wing County  
Itasca County  

Aitkin County     (The county where Hill City resides)
County Website:
County Seat for Aitkin:   Aitkin
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Aitkin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haypoint (Unver)     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Swatara     [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shovel Lake (Unver)     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rabey (Unver)     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northwest Aitkin     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bain (Unver)     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ball Bluff (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jacobson     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waukenabo (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Libby (Unver)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Palisade     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northeast Aitkin     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waldeck (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Minnewawa (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Balsam (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sheshebee (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hassman (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pine Knoll (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
McGregor     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kimberly (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grayling (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Aitkin     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Davidson     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rossburg (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tamarack     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
East Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Thor (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawler (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Glen (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Glory (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bennettville (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

Carlton County
County Website:
County Seat for Carlton:   Carlton
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carlton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wright     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Woodbury (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cromwell     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Cass County
County Website:
County Seat for Cass:   Walker
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
East Cass     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Remer     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mae (Unver)     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Days High Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Outing     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elevenmile Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tobique (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wahnena     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Inguadona (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Boy River     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wabedo     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Longville     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brevik (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Federal Dam     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pontoria (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Whipholt (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bena     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
North Cass     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
North Central Cass     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chickamaw Beach     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Crow Wing County
County Website:
County Seat for Crow Wing:   Brainerd
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crow Wing County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Little Pine (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Emily     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Fifty Lakes     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Manhattan Beach     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Swanburg (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Crosslake     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mission (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wolford (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cuyuna     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lakewood Court (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Manganese (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Deerwood     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Crosby     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Trommald     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oreland (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Breezy Point     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Crosby Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ironton     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

Itasca County
County Website:
County Seat for Itasca:   Grand Rapids
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itasca County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gunn (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lakeview Terrace (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blackberry (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Philbin (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bass Brook (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cohasset     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grand Rapids     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
La Prairie     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marrier Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Warba     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Bass Brook Court (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Swan River     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Canisteo (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wawina (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bovey     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Coleraine     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Deer Lake     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Zemple     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Goodland     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Holman (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Little Sand Lake     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Deer River     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Silverwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Taconite     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Calumet     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Marble     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ball Club (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cort (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jurgenson (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pengilly     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bengal (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cooley (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kevin (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Suomi (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nashwauk     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Keewatin     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bennett (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bowstring     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alder (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

Saint Louis County
County Website:
County Seat for Saint Louis:   Duluth
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Louis County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hartley Spur (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Island (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Potshot Lake     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Floodwood     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Janette Lake     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Silica (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hull (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gowan (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Toivola (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Elmer (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Paupores (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kelly Lake (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Riley (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stevenson (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Hill City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hill City) 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 Hill City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hill City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hill City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9861, Longitude: -93.5966     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hill City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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