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Northcote, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Kittson County
Township Hampden Township
804 ft (245 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 648713

Northcote is an unincorporated community in Hampden Township, Kittson County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located along U.S. Highway 75 near Kittson County Road 4. Nearby places include Hallock and Lancaster. The North Branch of Two Rivers flows nearby.

It was founded as a center of commerce for the surrounding farms and has slowly dwindled in population over the years. There are no records that the settlement was ever incorporated into a village. The settlement was in the heart of a great farming area.

A post office called Northcote was established in 1881, and remained in operation until 1974. The community was named for Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh (1818-1887), a British politician. 

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