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Pokegama, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Location of the community of Pokegama
within Pokegama Township, Pine County
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pine
Township Pokegama Township
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
 • Total 70
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55030 and 55063
Area code(s) 320
GNIS feature ID 649613

Pokegama is an unincorporated community in Pokegama Township, Pine County, Minnesota, United States; along the Pokegama Lake. Its name in Ojibwe is Bakegamaang, meaning "at the side-lake", referring to Pokegama Lake's position to the Snake River.

The community is located between Pine City and Henriette; near the intersection of Pine County 7 and Pine County 13.


Originally an Ojibwa village, Pokegama housed a Presbyterian Mission ran by Frederick Ayer, claiming to print the first Christian Bible in the Ojibwe language in Minnesota.

As of 2004, Pokegama held the Minnesota state record low temperature records for March (-49 F in 1897), November (-45 F in 1896), and December (-57 F in 1898).

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