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Our Genealogy Helper for Otter Creek ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Otter Creek (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Otter Creek. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Otter Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Ottercreek.

  • A typical abbreviation for Otter Creek: Otter Crk. (or less commonly used: Otter Ck. or Otter Cr.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest 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 north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of 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 included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Otter Creek is located in Carlton County.

To see how the shape of Minnesota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

Below are the counties that are near Otter Creek. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Otter Creek:

  • Carlton County     (The home county of Otter Creek)
    • Carlton [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlton
      • Carlton [Carlton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,081 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlton<2>
    • Sawyer [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyer
      • Sawyer [Carlton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Otter Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyer
    • Mahtowa [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahtowa
      • Mahtowa [Carlton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahtowa
    • Wrenshall [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrenshall
      • Wrenshall [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrenshall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrenshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrenshall<2>
    • Cloquet [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloquet
      • Cloquet [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,014 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloquet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloquet<2>
    • Scanlon [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scanlon
      • Scanlon [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scanlon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scanlon
    • Thomson [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomson
      • Thomson [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Estimated population in 2014: 158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomson
    • Esko [Carlton County]
    • Barnum [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnum
      • Barnum [Carlton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnum<2>
    • Holyoke [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holyoke
      • Holyoke [Carlton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Otter Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holyoke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holyoke
    • Moose Lake [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Lake
      • Moose Lake [Carlton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,790 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moose Lake<2>
    • Cromwell [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Carlton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cromwell<2>
  • Aitkin County
    • Tamarack [Aitkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamarack
      • Tamarack [Aitkin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamarack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
    • McGregor [Aitkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGregor
      • McGregor [Aitkin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGregor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGregor<2>
  • Pine County
    • Kerrick [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerrick
      • Kerrick [Pine County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kerrick<2>
    • Sturgeon Lake [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon Lake
      • Sturgeon Lake [Pine County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 431 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgeon Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgeon Lake<2>
    • Bruno [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruno
      • Bruno [Pine County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruno
    • Willow River [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow River
      • Willow River [Pine County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 397 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow River<2>
    • Denham [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denham
      • Denham [Pine County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denham
    • Kingsdale [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsdale
      • Kingsdale [Pine County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Otter Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsdale
    • Rutledge [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
      • Rutledge [Pine County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutledge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutledge
    • Askov [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Askov
      • Askov [Pine County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Askov
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Askov<2>
    • Finlayson [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finlayson
      • Finlayson [Pine County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finlayson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Finlayson<2>
    • Sandstone [Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandstone
      • Sandstone [Pine County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,554 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandstone<2>
  • Saint Louis County
    • Gary [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [Saint Louis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • New Duluth [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Duluth
      • New Duluth [Saint Louis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Duluth
    • Adolph [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adolph
      • Adolph [Saint Louis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adolph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adolph<2>
    • Brookston [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookston
      • Brookston [Saint Louis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookston<2>
    • Saginaw [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
      • Saginaw [Saint Louis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Otter Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saginaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
    • Proctor [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctor
      • Proctor [Saint Louis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctor<2>
    • Hermantown [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermantown
      • Hermantown [Saint Louis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermantown<2>
    • Twig [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twig
      • Twig [Saint Louis County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twig have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twig
    • Alborn [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alborn
      • Alborn [Saint Louis County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Otter Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alborn
    • Duluth [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duluth
      • Duluth [Saint Louis County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,773 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duluth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duluth<2>
    • Arnold [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Saint Louis County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Floodwood [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floodwood
      • Floodwood [Saint Louis County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floodwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floodwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floodwood<2>
  • Douglas County (WI)
    • Oliver [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • Saunders [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saunders
      • Saunders [Douglas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saunders
    • Superior Village [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior Village
      • Superior Village [Douglas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior Village
    • Superior [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,213 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • South Range [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Range
      • South Range [Douglas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Range
    • Moose Junction [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Junction
      • Moose Junction [Douglas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Otter Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Junction
    • Hawthorne [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawthorne
      • Hawthorne [Douglas County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorne
    • Poplar [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
      • Poplar [Douglas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
    • Solon Springs [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solon Springs
      • Solon Springs [Douglas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solon Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solon Springs
    • Lake Nebagamon [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Nebagamon
      • Lake Nebagamon [Douglas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,064 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Nebagamon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Nebagamon

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Otter Creek, see our County-by-County Page for Otter Creek.

Newspapers Published in Otter Creek ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 102 newspapers that have been published in the area around Otter Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Otter Creek, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Otter Creek.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Otter Creek:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Minnesota
    • Stories from Wisconsin

Cemeteries Near Otter Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Otter Creek.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Otter Creek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Sandy Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sandy Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sandy Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Lake Cemetery
  • St. Francis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Francis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Francis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Francis Cemetery
  • Hillside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
  • Sawyer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sawyer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sawyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyer Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Salem Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. John's Lutheran Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillcrest Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Maple Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Maple Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove Cemetery
    • New Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Calvary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Calvary Cemetery
    • Methodist Indian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Methodist Indian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Methodist Indian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Methodist Indian Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methodist Indian Cemetery
    • Big Lake Indian Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big Lake Indian Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big Lake Indian Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Big Lake Indian Catholic Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lake Indian Catholic Cemetery
    • Elim Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elim Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elim Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Elim Lutheran Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elim Lutheran Cemetery
    • MacCabee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the MacCabee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the MacCabee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • MacCabee Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on MacCabee Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Otter Creek had railroad service and no post office.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Otter Creek, with the one closest to Otter Creek listed first.

  • Otter Creek [Carlton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
    • Otter Creek [Carlton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Otter Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Otter Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Creek
  • Mahtowa [Carlton County]
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    • Mahtowa [Carlton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 143 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mahtowa had a post office and railroad service
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  • Carlton [Carlton County]
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    • Carlton [Carlton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 612 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,081 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carlton had a post office and railroad service
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  • Sawyer [Carlton County]
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    • Sawyer [Carlton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Otter Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sawyer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Thomson [Carlton County]
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    • Thomson [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 365 people
    • Estimated population in 2014: 158 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thomson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cloquet [Carlton County]
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    • Cloquet [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Otter Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,530 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,014 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cloquet had a post office and railroad service
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    • Barnum [Carlton County]
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      • Barnum [Carlton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 417 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Barnum had a post office and railroad service
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    • Corona [Carlton County]
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      • Corona [Carlton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Otter Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Corona had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holyoke [Carlton County]
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      • Holyoke [Carlton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Otter Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holyoke had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holyoke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Duluth [Saint Louis County]
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      • New Duluth [Saint Louis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Duluth had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Smithville [Saint Louis County]
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      • Smithville [Saint Louis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Smithville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moose Lake [Carlton County]
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      • Moose Lake [Carlton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 169 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,790 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moose Lake had a post office and railroad service
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    • Dedham [Douglas County]
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      • Dedham [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dedham had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dedham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cromwell [Carlton County]
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      • Cromwell [Carlton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Otter Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cromwell had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pokegama [Douglas County]
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      • Pokegama [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Otter Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pokegama had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pokegama have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Otter Creek. See our List of 1890's Communities around Otter Creek.

Mentions & References for Otter Creek

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Carlton County

About Minnesota

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

The official website for Carlton County: www.co.carlton.mn.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Otter Creek) 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 Otter Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Otter CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Otter Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6279, Longitude: -92.5330    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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 significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Otter Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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