Farm Island Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Farm Island Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,071 as of the 2000 census.[3]

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History

During the period 1896 - 1912[4], the community was served by a post office named Dorris for the man that served as postmaster. The community is still referred to by some as Dorris[4]. The Cedar Lake Lutheran Church and adjacent cemetery are both locally referred to by the name Dorris. Early immigrants in the area include the Roms, Dummers, Rudes (Ruds) and Petersons[5]. In 2006, the Rom Poultry Farm ended their egg business. Much of the land was originally transferred to the railroad, and subsequently sold to settlers. The terrain reminded the surveyors of Switzerland and so named the Switzerland Trail (now Twp Rd 96).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.4 km²), of which 28.1 square miles (72.7 km²) is land and 7.6 square miles (19.7 km²) (21.36%) is water. The terrain of the township contrasts with much of Aitkin County.

Major highways

Lakes

  • Anderson Lake
  • Apple Lake
  • Bachelor Lake
  • Black Shadow Lake
  • Blue Lake (south three-quarters)
  • Brennen Lake
  • Camp Lake
  • Carlson Lake
  • Cedar Lake (southeast half)
  • Christmas Lake
  • Diamond Lake
  • Drain Lake
  • Dummer Lake
  • Farm Island Lake (north three-quarters)
  • Hammal Lake
  • Hanging Kettle Lake
  • Hickory Lake
  • Hill Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Landgren Lake
  • Little Pete Lake
  • Little Pine Lake
  • Lake Four
  • Lake Three
  • Long Lake
  • Pine Island Lake
  • Prescott Lake
  • Ripple Lake (west edge)
  • Round Lake
  • Seth Lake (west edge)
  • Spirit Lake
  • Sunset Lake
  • Taylor Lake
  • Thornton Lake
  • Town Line Lake
  • Townhall Lake
  • Vorse Lake

Adjacent townships

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