Duluth /dəˈluːθ/ ( listen) is a major port city in the U.S.
state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County.
Duluth has a population of 85,884 and is the 4th largest city in Minnesota.
The city is named for Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, the first known European explorer of the area.
What does the name Duluth mean?
In 1817, John Jacob Astor established an important fur-trading post on the banks of the St. Louis River at Fond du Lac, a name which means “head of the lake” in French. Fond du Lac was the first permanent white settlement in the Duluth area. In 1856, Duluth was platted and in 1878, it was incorporated as a city.
What is Duluth famous for?
As a tourist destination for the Midwest, Duluth has America’s only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium. Duluth is known for the Aerial Lift Bridge, which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
Where did the name Duluth come from?
Named “Duluth” in 1856, the city’s name recognizes Frenchman Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, who came in 1679 to set up fur trade routes.
Is Duluth a good place to live?
Duluth is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Duluth offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Duluth and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Duluth are above average.