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Welcome to Otter Creek ...

Otter Creek is located in Carlton County<1>.

The pronunciation of Otter Creek: AH-ter<2>

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

Otter Creek is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Otter Creek lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Otter Creek is located in the (218) area code.

Communities Also Named Otter Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Otter Creek - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Otter Creek.

Communities near Otter Creek ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Otter Creek.

  • Cloquet [Carlton County]
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    • Cloquet [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Otter Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,014 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloquet<5>
  • Hermantown [Saint Louis County]
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    • Hermantown [Saint Louis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermantown<5>
  • Proctor [Saint Louis County]
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    • Proctor [Saint Louis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctor<5>
  • Moose Lake [Carlton County]
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    • Moose Lake [Carlton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Otter Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,790 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moose Lake<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carlton [Carlton County]
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      • Carlton [Carlton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,081 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlton<5>
    • Scanlon [Carlton County]
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      • Scanlon [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barnum [Carlton County]
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      • Barnum [Carlton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnum have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnum<5>
    • Wrenshall [Carlton County]
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      • Wrenshall [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrenshall<5>
    • Oliver [Douglas County]
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      • Oliver [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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.<6> 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]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cromwell<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Otter Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Otter Creek.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Otter Creek. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Otter Creek.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Otter Creek. See our Newspapers Page for Otter Creek.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Otter Creek ...

Looking for more information about Otter Creek? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Otter Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Otter Creek.

Adding Otter Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Otter Creek in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Otter Creek was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Otter Creek on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Carlton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Otter Creek. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Otter Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Otter Creek) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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