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Gilbert
Saint Louis County, Minnesota

ZipCodes
55741




Page Contents for Gilbert, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Gilbert is approximately 1,934 1990, 1799 2010.
The approximate number of families is 940 1990, 835 2010.
The amount of land area in Gilbert is 30.545 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.05 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gilbert to Washington DC is 1008 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 179 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gilbert is positioned 47.49 degrees north of the equator and 92.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in northeastern Minnesota
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Gilbert.

Mining began in this area about 1892. The community was first called Sparta in 1896. It had to move because of the mining. So at that time, the name became Gilbert after the Gilbert mine nearby. Sparta also remains as a smaller town between Eveleth and Gilbert.

Gilbert was first incorporated in 1908, but when challenged by mine owners, the courts upheld the protest and the incorporation was rescinded. It was later incorporated in 1909 for good
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Attractions

Gilbert, Minnesota - official website.

Lake Ore-Be-Gone - a huge mine pit lake spanning over 140 acres! A great place for water skiers, fishermen and swimmers, Ore-Be-Gone is the result of the natural flooding of three iron ore mines: the Gilbert, The Schley and the Pettit.

See this attractions page for the area.
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Gilbert Chamber

Laurentian Chamber of Commerce
403 1st Street North
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-741-2717
Serving: Gilbert, Eveleth, Mountain Iron and Virginia

Gilbert Organizations

Laurentian Chamber of Commerce
403 1st Street North
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-741-2717
Serving: Gilbert, Eveleth, Mountain Iron and Virginia

Gilbert Schools

Eveleth-Gilbert Schools


Schools in the area.

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