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Wirt Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Welcome to Wirt Minnesota


Population:  
 Wirt (township) 1970 1980 1990 2000 1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 94 82 84 94 10 11.90
Land Area (sq. mile) 33.10 35.21 34.11 34.10 -0.01 -0.04
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2.84 2.33 2.46 2.76 0.29 11.95
Housing Units 66 96 81 94 13 16.05
Households -- 30 32 36 4 12.50
Persons Per Household -- 2.73 2.63 2.61 -0.02 -0.57

Geography:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 93.7 km˛ (36.2 mi˛). 88.3 km˛ (34.1 mi˛) of it is land and 5.4 km˛ (2.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 5.72% water.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there are 94 people, 36 households, and 24 families residing in the township. The population density is 1.1/km˛ (2.8/mi˛). There are 94 housing units at an average density of 1.1/km˛ (2.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 90.43% White, 0.00% African American, 5.32% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.13% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 36 households out of which 33.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% are married couples living together, 0.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% are non-families. 22.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.16. In the township the population is spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 113.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.1 males. The median income for a household in the township is $32,500, and the median income for a family is $33,125. Males have a median income of $28,000 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the township is $14,794. 5.5% of the population and 7.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.1% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:

Wirt Township was named by O. E. Walley, its first settler, probably for a township in New York or a county in West Virginia, where the name was given in honor of William Wirt (1772-1834), who was the attorney general of the United States, 1817-29. The village in sections 10 and 15 was established as a logging supply station on the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway; its post office began in 1874 and was changed to a community post office in 1974. Elias O. Walley was the first settler, opening a store and becoming the first postmaster. The first site was on the north side of the Big Fork River with a store, a post office, and a hotel; the present community is across the river on the site of a former logging town, called Stanley by the railroad.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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Government:
Wirt Township Hall
County Road 31
Wirt, MN 56688
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Clerk 12/31/2010 Cheryl Carrigan
52026 County Road 31
Wirt, MN 56688
(218) 659-2734
Treasurer 12/31/2012 Cindy Klegstad
58286 Bass Lake Road
Wirt, MN 56688
(218) 659-2686
Chairman 12/31/2012 Janet Schanno
53582 Davidson Road
Wirt, MN 56688
(218) 659-2795
Supervisor 12/31/2010 Debra Schanno
52385 County Road 31

Wirt, MN 56688
(218) 659-2740
Supervisor

12/31/2010

Laurine Graning
52115 County Road 31
Wirt, MN 56688
(218) 659-2104

Post Office:

none - served by the Deer River Post Office


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Map:  


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Map of Wirt Township from Itasca County
From Itasca County Official Map


Events:

none locally

Wirt had an annual 'Corn Days Festival' held annually in August, but this was discontinued several years ago.


Attractions:

none


Recreation:

none


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Clear 137
Helen n/a n/a n/a
Holloway (Bass) 193
Killdeer 104 n/a
Noma 55
Whitefish 565

Health Care:

Nearest hospital and clinic are in  Bigfork


Schools:

Part of Deer River Independent School District 317
Elementary and High school students attend Deer River High School    (35 miles)


Churches: 

none


Media:

none

 
Motels:

none


Resorts:
Sure Game Wilderness Resort
52385 County Road 31
Wirt, MN 56688
Phone:
(218) 659-2740

Sure Game Wilderness Resort is nestled on the south shore of sparkling Clear Lake. Low pressure and plenty of fish make Clear Lake a perfect destination. Clear Lake is 50 miles north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and offers good fishing & hunting as well as solitude. Lying in the Chippewa National Forest, Clear Lakes' undeveloped shores consist of only one resort, two cabins and one home. This makes our lake a perfect Minnesota vacation destination.

Sure Game Resort, Wirt Minnesota, 1940's
Sure Game Resort, Wirt Minnesota, 1940's
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Campgrounds:
Noma Lake Campground
2 miles north of Wirt on County Road 31

Noma Lake Campground is located two miles northwest of Wirt, Minnesota on County Road 31. This campground has 14 sites surrounded by a beautiful stand of paper birch.  Noma Lake offers good fishing for bass, northern pike, and panfish.   A boat ramp is located at the south end of Noma Lake.  A fish cleaning station and firewood are also available.

 


Businesses:
Sure Game Wilderness Resort
52385 County Road 31
Wirt, MN 56688
Phone:
(218) 659-2740

Sure Game Wilderness Resort is nestled on the south shore of sparkling Clear Lake. Low pressure and plenty of fish make Clear Lake a perfect destination. Clear Lake is 50 miles north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and offers good fishing & hunting as well as solitude. Lying in the Chippewa National Forest, Clear Lakes' undeveloped shores consist of only one resort, two cabins and one home. This makes our lake a perfect Minnesota vacation destination.


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Topographic map of the Wirt Minnesota area
Topographic map is courtesy of the Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge

 

 
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