Beltrami County

Beltrami County
Founded: 17 May 1897
• Named after Italian explorer Count Beltrami
• Was originally part of Becker County, one of the state’s 9 original counties
Population: 43,169
Major towns: Bemidji, Blackduck, Funkley, Kelliher
Acres: 1,604,695
Location: Containing parts of the Red Lake and Leech Lake Indian Reservations, Beltrami county is in Northern Minnesota
Fun facts
• There are 16,887 acres of lakes and 459,851 acres of state forest in Beltrami County
Public Recreation Sites
• Lake Bemidji State Park
• Chippewa Forest
• Red Lakes
Other Places to Visit
• Beltrami County History Center
Upcoming Events
• Beltrami County Fair, July 25th-29th
**Thanks to the Beltrami County and Explore Minnesota websites for the information!

Information gathered by Megan Jung, Sesquicentennial Fellow

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