About Elbow Lake

Elbow Lake water tower against sunny skies

Elbow Lake, Minnesota

Elbow Lake, Minnesota, is the county seat of Grant County, Minnesota. It is centrally located in the county in Sanford Township. Grant County is bounded by Ottertail County to the north, Douglas County to the east, Stevens County to the south, and Traverse and Wilkin Counties to the West. Elbow Lake was named after a lake that lies just to the west of the city. It was so named because it is shaped like an arm bent at the elbow.

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