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Fun Facts about Aitkin County

Aitkin CountyAitkin County was established on May 23, 1857, one year before the State of Minnesota became a state.

The County of Aitkin was named after William Aitkin whose occupation was an English fur trader.

Aitkin County has 365 lakes in the county. You could visit a different lake every day of the year.

Aitkin County is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island.

The air quality index of Aitkin County is 74. The national average is 44.59. Smell that clean air.

Aitkin County has 700,000 acres of timberland in the county. That is more than 5 entire states have. Aitkin County is leading the way for clean air with its filtering system of trees.

Aitkin County has more miles of the Mississippi River than any other county in Minnesota - 103 miles.

If you placed all of the snowmobile trails in Aitkin County in a straight line, you could go from Hill City, MN to Kansas City, MO.

Aitkin County covers an area of 1,215,669 acres of land.