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

Colvill 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.

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


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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