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Colvill
Ghost town
Colvill is located in Minnesota
Colvill
Colvill
Location in Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cook
Elevation
692 ft (211 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 659211

Colvill (also spelled Covill) is an extinct townsite in Cook County, Minnesota, United States.

The community was located between Grand Marais and Grand Portage on Minnesota Highway 61.

Colvill was located 9 miles northeast of Grand Marais, and 25 miles southwest of Grand Portage.

Kadunce River State Wayside area is located near the abandoned townsite of Colvill.

History

Colvill was named after Colonel William J. Colvill, who for a time lived on a homestead in the community.

Colvill Township of Cook County was established in 1906; it was abandoned during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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