Leaf River

Name:

Leaf River

County:

Wadena

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

46° 29′ 19 N, 95° 4′ 54 W

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Leaf River, or Leafriver, is a ghost town in section 22 of Leaf River Township, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States.Today the town has a population around 50. There is a restaurant, a golf course, an old school house and a residential community.

Remains:

The village of Leaf River had a post office from 1880 until 1882, and again from 1902 until 1908. It was served by a station of the Great Northern Railway.

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Disestablished:

 

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Remarks:

The village received its name from the Leaf River, which was in turn named for the Leaf Mountains, which were called by the Ojibwa Gaaskibag-wajiwan. This name was translated by Gilfillan as “Rustling Leaf Mountains.”

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