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Akeley
Hubbard County, Minnesota

ZipCodes
56433

Motto
Home of the giant Paul Bunyan Statue



Page Contents for Akeley, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Akeley is approximately 414 (2008), 432 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 234 (2000), 185 (2010).
The amount of land area in Akeley is 3.841 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Akeley is 1.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.074 sq kilometers.
The distance from Akeley to Washington DC is 1089 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 159 miles. (as the crow flies)
Akeley is positioned 47.00 degrees north of the equator and 94.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Akeley elevation is 1430 feet above sea level.
Akeley per capita income is $ 19,065 (2008).
Akeley median income is $ 34,947 (2008).
The Akeley median home price is $ 67,788 (2008).

Location

in south-central Minnesota about 157 miles from and about 99 miles from Fargo, North Dakota. Other nearby communities include: Nevis, Walker, Hackensack, Laporte, Park Rapids, Chickamaw Beach and Longville.
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History & History Related Items

The REd River LUmber Company was formed in 1893 by T. B. Walker and Healy C. Akeley. The city was basically developed by the two men. The settlement began about 1895. A sawmill was erected in 1902 which caused Akeley to grow much larger. Thomas Walker was going to build a mill in what would become Walker, but chose Akeley instead because of all the brothels and bars in the Walker area. Along with the new mill, a train depot was built in 1899. The population of Akeley grew from 2000 in 1907 to over 3500 in 1908.
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Attractions

Paul Bunyan Historical Museum is located on Main Street. It opened in 1984. The museum is not open year-round.

Paul Bunyan Days is hosted by Akeley and the city is the home of the very large, 25 foot high, Paul Bunyan statue kneeling by a giant cradle.

Information about Akeley.

See photos of Akeley.

Paul Bunyan State Forest
Land, ponds and bogs covering over 100,000 acres.

Chippewa National Forest - about four miles from Akeley.
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Akeley City Government

City of Akeley
P.O. Box 67
25 Broadway St E
Akeley, MN 56433
Phone: 218-652-2465

Akeley Chamber

Akeley Area Civic, Commerce & Development
P.O. Box 9
Akeley, MN 56433
Phone: 218-652-2315

Akeley Community Events

June each year
Paul Bunyan Days
Lots of events including, games, crafts, food, tractor pull, Ice Cream Social, parade, pancake breakfast and much, much more.

The event began back in 1955 when the Blood Family thought about a Paul Bunyan days in bring tourists into the area. Some construction workers built a huge baby cradle along with a gigantic Paul Bunyan statue to help the event get started. The rest if history!

Akeley Organizations

Akeley Area Civic, Commerce & Development
P.O. Box 9
Akeley, MN 56433
Phone: 218-652-2315

Akeley Schools

Nevis Public Schools
Serving some of the children of Akeley
PO Box 138
210 Pleasant St.
Nevis, MN 56467
Phone: 218-652-3500
Walker Hackensack Akeley Schools
301 4th Street
Walker, MN 56484 Akeley

Miscellany

The population of Akeley was:
1970 - 468
19890 - 486
1990 - 393
2000 - 412
2004 - 398
2009 - 414

Population density:
2000 - 277.7 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 36.8 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 226
2000 - 234


Median household income:
2000 - $ 26,719
2008 - $ 34,947

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 13,749
2008 - $ 19,065 Median house value:
2000 - $ 35,000
2008 - $ 67,788

Akeley is located in the Central time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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