Brimson, Minnesota

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Brimson, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Brimson, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Brimson, Minnesota
Brimson, Minnesota
Location of the community of Brimson
within Ault Township, Saint Louis County
Coordinates: 47°16′36″N 91°52′02″W / 47.27667°N 91.86722°W / 47.27667; -91.86722Coordinates: 47°16′36″N 91°52′02″W / 47.27667°N 91.86722°W / 47.27667; -91.86722
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountySaint Louis
TownshipAult Township
Elevation1,519 ft (463 m)
Population
 • Total40
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code55602
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID660879[1]
 
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Brimson, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Brimson, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Brimson, Minnesota
Brimson, Minnesota
Location of the community of Brimson
within Ault Township, Saint Louis County
Coordinates: 47°16′36″N 91°52′02″W / 47.27667°N 91.86722°W / 47.27667; -91.86722Coordinates: 47°16′36″N 91°52′02″W / 47.27667°N 91.86722°W / 47.27667; -91.86722
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountySaint Louis
TownshipAult Township
Elevation1,519 ft (463 m)
Population
 • Total40
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code55602
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID660879[1]

Brimson is an unincorporated community in Ault Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located 44 miles northeast of the city of Duluth, near the intersection of Saint Louis County Highway 44 and County Road 547 (Brimson Road). Brimson is located 27 miles northwest of the city of Two Harbors. Indian Lake and the Cloquet River are both in the vicinity.

The boundary line between Saint Louis and Lake counties is nearby.

Brimson is located within the Cloquet Valley State Forest in Saint Louis County. The Superior National Forest is also in the vicinity.

Brimson has a volunteer fire department, but it only has access to water hauled by truck since there is no public water system.

The communities of Rollins, Fairbanks, Bassett, Petrel, Toimi, and Wales are all near Brimson.

History[edit]

Settlers began moving into the area when the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway was completed in 1884. The Brimson depot was later built at the Allen Junction. Brimson was named after its founder, Walter Henry Brimson, an official from the said railroad company. His brother, William George Brimson, has the town of Brimson, Missouri named after him. The family came from Tiverton in Devon, England. Their parents, Elias and Mary, emigrated with the rest of the children in the 1850s.


Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).[2]

Climate data for Brimson, Minnesota
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)−7
(19)
−4
(25)
2
(36)
10
(50)
18
(64)
23
(73)
25
(77)
24
(75)
19
(66)
11
(52)
2
(35)
−5
(23)
9.8
(49.6)
Average low °C (°F)−20
(−4)
−19
(−3)
−12
(10)
−4
(24)
2
(35)
8
(46)
9
(49)
9
(48)
5
(41)
−2
(29)
−8
(17)
−17
(2)
−4.1
(24.5)
Precipitation cm (inches)3
(1)
1.8
(0.7)
3.6
(1.4)
5.3
(2.1)
8
(3)
9.9
(3.9)
10.4
(4.1)
9.1
(3.6)
8.6
(3.4)
6.4
(2.5)
4.1
(1.6)
2.8
(1.1)
73
(28.4)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

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