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Idington, Minnesota

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

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

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 north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

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

Idington is located in Saint Louis County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Louis County: Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake & Douglas (WI).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 164 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Idington. Of these communities, 16 are located in counties other than Saint Louis 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 Idington (which is Saint Louis 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 Idington. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Itasca County  
Koochiching County  

Saint Louis County     (The county where Idington resides)
Given the large number of communities that are located in Saint Louis County, we have limited the list to those within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Idington (about 100 communities).
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    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Angora     [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Shermans Corner (Unver)     [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Forsman (Unver)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Leander (Unver)     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leander Lake     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Sand Lake     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Pfeiffer Lake     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cook     [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Britt     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brittmount (Unver)     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Camp A Lake     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dark River     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sturgeon (Unver)     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lake Vermilion (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Peyla (Unver)     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Haley (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wakemup (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Linden Grove (Unver)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mountain Iron     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Parkville (Unver)     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Franklin (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hopper (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kinney     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Virginia     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
West Virginia (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Meadow Brook (Unver)     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lucknow (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rainy Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hay Lake     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tower     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wahlsten (Unver)     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gheen     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gheen Corner     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gheen (Unver)     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buhl     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grant (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Largo (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Side Lake     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Salo Corner (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Sturgeon River     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Leonidas     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Elcor (Unver)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Gilbert     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Tower Junction (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
De Forest (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eveleth     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Genoa     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sherwood (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Snowden (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wolf (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Belgrade     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Biwabik     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
McKinley     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chisholm     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
McCormack     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Soudan     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scott (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sparta (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Clair Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bear River (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Embarrass     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Celina (Unver)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Iron Junction     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kirk (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ramshaw (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Spruce (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wilpen (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pineville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dunwoody Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Murray (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Glendale (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kitzville (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lavinia (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mitchell (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Orr     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Greaney (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cherry (Unver)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Aurora     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Brooklyn (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Redore (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Bear Head Lake     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Keenan (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mahoning (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ruby Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hinsdale (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Forbes     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Peary (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tikander Lake     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hibbing     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scranton (Unver)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eagles Nest (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cusson (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Colby (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mesaba (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Old Mesaba (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kerr (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Leetonia (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Buyck (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hoyt Lakes     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kelly Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Stevenson (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
McComber (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Crab Lake     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Picket Lake     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Heikkala Lake     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Palo (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wyman (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Riley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 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    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Togo (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bennett (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Keewatin     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Northeast Itasca     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Nashwauk     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cooley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kevin (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bengal (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pengilly     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jurgenson (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cort (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Calumet     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marble     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Koochiching County
County Website:
County Seat for Koochiching:   International Falls
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Koochiching County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Rauch (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Silverdale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Nett Lake     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Idington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Idington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7333, Longitude: -92.6518     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Idington 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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