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Kirk, Minnesota

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

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

Kirk 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 199 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Kirk. Of these communities, 31 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 Kirk (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 Kirk. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Aitkin County  
Itasca County  

Saint Louis County     (The county where Kirk resides)
Given the large number of communities that are located in Saint Louis County, we have limited the list to those within 27 miles [43.5 km] of Kirk (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.
Iron Junction     [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cherry (Unver)     [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ramshaw (Unver)     [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Wolf (Unver)     [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Keenan (Unver)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Spruce (Unver)     [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
De Forest (Unver)     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sherwood (Unver)     [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Forbes     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leonidas     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Snowden (Unver)     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Scott (Unver)     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Peary (Unver)     [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Eveleth     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Largo (Unver)     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lucknow (Unver)     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kinney     [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Genoa     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hopper (Unver)     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rainy Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Buhl     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Zim (Unver)     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wilpen (Unver)     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mountain Iron     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Parkville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
West Virginia (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grant (Unver)     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sparta (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Virginia     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Clair Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dunwoody Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Franklin (Unver)     [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gilbert     [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Onega (Unver)     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chisholm     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Casco (Unver)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Little Swan (Unver)     [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kitzville (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mitchell (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Redore (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Heikkala Lake     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Camp A Lake     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elcor (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brooklyn (Unver)     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ruby Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tikander Lake     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brittmount (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
McKinley     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hibbing     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lavinia (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Riley (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Scranton (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Makinen     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sax (Unver)     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kerr (Unver)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mahoning (Unver)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Belgrade     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Central Lakes (Unver)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mud Hen Lake     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leetonia (Unver)     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Britt     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Melrude     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kelly Lake (Unver)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sand Lake     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Biwabik     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Palo (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Leander Lake     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Hay Lake     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dumblane (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Kelsey (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Toivola (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Stevenson (Unver)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Pineville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
McCormack     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cotton     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hull (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Silica (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Forsman (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dark River     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Janette Lake     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Idington (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Aurora     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Whiteface (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Markham (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elmer (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Payne (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Side Lake     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Meadowlands     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Colby (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Angora     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pfeiffer Lake     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Salo Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hush Lake     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Linwood Lake     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Shermans Corner (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Shaw (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Leander (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sturgeon (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mesaba (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Birch (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Whiteface Reservoir     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Allen     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hoyt Lakes     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wyman (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Embarrass     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hinsdale (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Old Mesaba (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Canyon     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]

Aitkin County
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    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Northeast Aitkin     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jacobson     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 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.
Bennett (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Keewatin     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bengal (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Nashwauk     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cooley (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kevin (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pengilly     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cort (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jurgenson (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Goodland     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Little Sand Lake     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Calumet     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marble     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Silverwood (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wawina (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Swan River     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Holman (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Taconite     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Northeast Itasca     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marrier Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Warba     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bovey     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Togo (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Philbin (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coleraine     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Blackberry (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Canisteo (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gunn (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Prairie     [Map]     W   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 starting in Kirk. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kirk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4152, Longitude: -92.6627     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kirk 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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