Aitkin Travel Guide

Aitkin is a city in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,165 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Aitkin County. Due to the importance of regional trade at Lexington, the route of the Northern Pacific Railroad was planned to pass near there. Aitkin was founded in 1870 when the Northern Pacific Railroad was extended to that point, replacing and annexing Lexington. The city and county were named for William Alexander Aitken, a partner of the American Fur Company and chief factor of the company's regional operations in the early 19th century.


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City of Aitkin

Aitkin is in the heart of many beautiful lakes yet only two hours from Downtown Minneapolis. Here you can enjoy the small town atmosphere, solid work force, and low crime rate offered by a northern Minnesota community.

Chamber of Commerce

As a nonprofit membership organization, the Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce relies on local businesses for monetary sponsorship and activity hosting. Now, as we move forward, we ask that the community do everything in their power to buy locally.