Elbow Lake, Minnesota

Elbow Lake: City in and county seat of Grant County, Minnesota, United Statesn


Elbow Lake is a city located in the county of Grant in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Elbow Lake locator map
Location of Elbow Lake on Minnesota map.

Quick Facts about Elbow Lake

Population : 1,144
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
County : Grant County
Different from : Elbow Lake
Postal code : 56531
Phone Area Codes : 218
Area : 4.41 km2
Altitude : 1,220 feet / 372 meters
Capital city : Elbow Lake is capital of Grant County
Establishment : January 01, 1873 (150 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 08:06:18 (1st October 2023)
Grant County Courthouse 2012 image
Grant County Courthouse 2012
Grant County Courthouse 2012 image


Elbow Lake is located at 45°59'39"N 95°58'36"W (45.9941300, -95.9767200).

Elbow Lake map

City of Elbow Lake, Elbow Lake

People born in Elbow Lake (1)

American-football player (1899-1972) Oscar Christianson was born in Elbow Lake

Schools in Elbow Lake

College & universities near Elbow Lake, MN

Code Name City ZIP
173559 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls (MN) 56537-1000

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Elbow Lake, MN

Code Name Address Type
DLK Detroit Lakes 116 Pioneer Street RAIL
SPL Staples First & Fourth Aves RAIL
FAR Fargo 420 4th Street North RAIL

Post offices near Elbow Lake

Post Office Name City ZIP
Elbow Lak Post Office Elbow Lake (MN) 56531

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Elbow Lake , Minnesota census-designated place in Becker and Clearwater counties, Minnesota, United States with a population of 140 people.

Other cities in Grant County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Grant County , MN.

City Name Population Title
Hoffman 688 City in Minnesota, United States
Herman 445 City in Grant County, Minnesota, United States
Ashby 444 City in Grant County, Minnesota, United States of America
Barrett 414 City in Grant County, Minnesota, United States
Erdahl 355 Township in Grant County, Minnesota
Wendell 165 City in Grant County, Minnesota, United States
Norcross 71 City in Grant County, Minnesota

Distance to Other Cities

Elbow Lake distances to largest Minnesota cities