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Little Swan, Minnesota

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

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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

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

Little Swan 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 184 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Little Swan. Of these communities, 40 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 Little Swan (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 Little Swan. 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 Little Swan resides)
Given the large number of communities that are located in Saint Louis County, we have limited the list to those within 30 miles [48.3 km] of Little Swan (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.
Onega (Unver)     [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
Riley (Unver)     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Casco (Unver)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hull (Unver)     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilpen (Unver)     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cherry (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hibbing     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Toivola (Unver)     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Janette Lake     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Silica (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Zim (Unver)     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunwoody Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mitchell (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Redore (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scott (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brooklyn (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ruby Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scranton (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kitzville (Unver)     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saint Clair Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sherwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forbes     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kirk (Unver)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kelly Lake (Unver)     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kerr (Unver)     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Leetonia (Unver)     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Keenan (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mahoning (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sax (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Peary (Unver)     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chisholm     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grant (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Iron Junction     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lavinia (Unver)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elmer (Unver)     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buhl     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lucknow (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ramshaw (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wolf (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stevenson (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dumblane (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kelsey (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Spruce (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kinney     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
De Forest (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Meadowlands     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Central Lakes (Unver)     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eveleth     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Largo (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Leonidas     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Snowden (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Payne (Unver)     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Genoa     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Hopper (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Mountain Iron     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cotton     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Melrude     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Parkville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rainy Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
West Virginia (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Heikkala Lake     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sparta (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Virginia     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mud Hen Lake     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
McCormack     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gilbert     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Birch (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Makinen     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Camp A Lake     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Franklin (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Baden (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Prosit (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hartley Spur (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tikander Lake     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Whiteface (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Brittmount (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Elcor (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Island (Unver)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Potshot Lake     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Maney (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
McKinley     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Canyon     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Floodwood     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Alborn     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Coleraine Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Shaw (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dark River     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Leander Lake     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sand Lake     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Side Lake     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Belgrade     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Palo (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Britt     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Arlberg (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Markham (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Biwabik     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Culver (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hay Lake     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gowan (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Paupores (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Independence (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Whiteface Reservoir     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Forsman (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pineville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Burnett (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 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.
Jacobson     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northeast Aitkin     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ball Bluff (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rabey (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Balsam (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 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.
Bengal (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Keewatin     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bennett (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nashwauk     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Goodland     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cooley (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kevin (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pengilly     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jurgenson (Unver)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Cort (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Calumet     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Little Sand Lake     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wawina (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Marble     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Swan River     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Silverwood (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marrier Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Warba     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Holman (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Philbin (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Taconite     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bovey     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Blackberry (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Coleraine     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Canisteo (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gunn (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
La Prairie     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Northeast Itasca     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grand Rapids     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lakeview Terrace (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bass Brook Court (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bass Brook (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cohasset     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Togo (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Deer Lake     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Swan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2972, Longitude: -92.8310     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Swan 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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