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History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Eveleth is approximately 3,610 (2006), 3718 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,965 (2000), 1682 (2010).
The amount of land area in Eveleth is 16.38 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Eveleth is 6.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.415 sq kilometers.
The distance from Eveleth to Washington DC is 1010 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 176 miles. (as the crow flies)
Eveleth is positioned 47.46 degrees north of the equator and 92.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Eveleth elevation is 1,590 feet above sea level.
Eveleth median income is $ 30,400 (2005).
The Eveleth median home price is $ 76,300 (2005).


approximately 60 miles north of Duluth and about 178 miles from St Paul. Other nearby communities include Leonidas, Virginia, Gilbert, Iron Junction, Mountain Iron, McKinley, Kinney and Biwabik.
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seasonal. Here is A Weather page for Eveleth.
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History & History Related Items

The first plat of the Village of Eveleth was filed on April 22, 1893, though the original filing was about a mile from the present site. It was named for Erwin Eveleth who was a timber cruiser for land owner, Robinson and Flinn. In checking out the area for the company, Mr. Eveleth noted that his compass became erratic in this area. They later learned it was from the presence of so much iron in the land. The company retained the mineral rights to the land when they sold it. Even then, they had no idea of the vast deposits of ore here.

During hard financial times of the 1890s, the small village had great difficulties with no new buildings, little food and they even had their mail service stopped. When the ore was discovered in 1895 right under the village, the site was moved to its present location and work began on the ore. By 1902, Eveleth was incorporated as a city. Mining continued to be an important part of the economy. Both open pit and underground mining took place. Though methods have changed and other types of ore have become important, mining still is important to the area. A history page for Eveleth. Also try this history page.
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The founding of Eveleth


The incorporation of Eveleth



Eveleth is the home of The United States Hockey Hall of Fame as well as the world's largest free standing hockey stick. The hockey stick, which measure 107 ft long was built by Christian Brothers of Warroad MN. It was built of the same materials and with the same method as an average hockey stick. Check out Eveleth's web site at

Eveleth is part of the Quad Cities area consisting of the cities of Eveleth, Virginia, Gilbert and Mountain Iron and is part of what is known as the Minnesota Iron Range.

There are five site in Eveleth which are listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

6 members of US Olympic Hockey Teams have called Eveleth home: Andre Gambucci, Willard Ikola, John Matchefts, John Mayasich, Mark Pavelich and Tom Yurkovich.

The Leonidas Overlook
Hwy 101
Eveleth, MN 55734
The overlook was created by mining overburden. You can see the surrounding areas for miles. Closed in winter. Phone: 218-744-1940

The Eveleth Fourth of July Celebration
The best Fireworks display in the area.

The United States Hockey Hall of Fame
801 Hat Trick Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734
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Economy & Industry

Mining is the chief industry, though there are other businesses.
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Eveleth City Government

City of Eveleth
413 Pierce Street
Eveleth, MN 55734
Phone: 218-744-7444
FAX: 218-744-7525
Open daily 8 AM to 5PM

Eveleth Historical Events

1998 - State Hockey Champs
Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High School is the home of the 1998 Minnesota State Class A Boy's Hockey Champions. It is also home to the 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1993 Minnesota State Hockey Champions.

Eveleth Chamber

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

Eveleth Organizations

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

Eveleth Libraries

Eveleth Public Library
614 Pierce Street
Eveleth, MN 55734-1611
Phone: 218-744-7499
Fax: 218-742-9636
For additional information, see the City of Eveleth webpage.
This library was built in 1914!

Eveleth Schools

Eveleth-Gilbert Schools
801 Jones Street
Eveleth, MN 55734 Eveleth


The population of Eveleth was:
1990 - 4,064
2000 - 3,865
2006 - 3,610

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,975
2000 - 1,965

Median age:
2000 - 40.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 27,736
2005 - $ 30,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 46,700
2005 - $ 76,300

Eveleth is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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