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Nickerson, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pine
Township Nickerson Township
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 • Total 40
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55749
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 648539

Nickerson is an unincorporated community in Nickerson Township, Pine County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located between Sandstone and Duluth along State Highway 23 (MN 23); near the boundary line for Pine and Carlton counties.

The Nemadji River flows through the community. The Nemadji State Forest is nearby. The communities of Duquette, Kerrick and Holyoke are all near Nickerson.

History

Ore train on the Stinkley Sub
A BNSF Railway freight train passes near Nickerson on the Hinckley Subdivision railway line in 2011.

The community of Nickerson in northern Pine County was named after John Quincy Adams Nickerson of Elk River, Minnesota; who promoted the construction of the line of the Great Northern Railway that connected Sandstone to Duluth. Nickerson had a post office from 1895 to 1954.

  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition

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