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Bigfork is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 446 at the 2010 census. Scenic State Park is nearby.Minnesota State Highway 38 serves as a main route in the community. State Highways 1 and 6 are nearby.HistoryBigfork originally began as a settlement when Damase "Uncle Tom" Neveaux built a log cabin on the Big Fork River, claiming the stand of pine there, and began logging activities. Though Neveaux reached the area in 1887, and the settlement began in 1892, officially, he was a squatter until the land was opened for settlement in 1900.By 1902, a post office was established, and in 1906, a station was added to the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway.On January 17, 1907, less than a year after the railway stop was completed, Bigfork was incorporated as a village.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.80sqmi, of which 1.77sqmi is land and 0.03sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 446 people, 195 households, and 102 families residing in the city. The population density was 252.0PD/sqmi. There were 241 housing units at an average density of 136.2/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.7% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
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