Onamia General Info
Onamia Minnesota isin Central Minnesota - slightly east near Mille Lacs Lake -Minnesota's 2nd largest inland lake at 132,516 acres 536 km2 known for fishing with walleye, jumbo perch, black crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, muskie, burbot, and tullibee. (Wikipedia entry: Mille Lacs Lake)
also near Lake Onamia (has a lot of wild rice), Lake Shakopee, lake Ogechie, lake Sullivan, Rum river, and other bodies of water
Nearby Towns: Garrison, Wahkon, Isle, Hillman, Milaca, Pierz In Mille Lacs County.
Near Places - Vineland, Cove
Mille Lacs Reservation is nearby.
The city is on the junctions of US Highway 169 and Minnesota Highway 27.
Onamia is located about 90 miles North the Twin Cities
about 113 miles southwest from Duluth
about 42 miles southeast from Brainerd
about 50 miles n east from St. Cloud
There a number of businesses in and around Onamia including grocer & other retail stores a hospital, restaurants, and golf courses. Onamia has 2 city parks and there is also 2 nearby state parks - Mille Lacs Kathio State Park and Father Hennipen State Park.
"The city dates from 1908, lumbering was a major industry, and trains came to the town."(Mille Lacs Area Tourism web site)
Origin of the name Mille Lacs. Named for Mille Lacs Lake. Mille Lacs is French for "a thousand lakes", in reference to the region known by voyageurs and traders to contain a large number of lakes.
Origin of word: Onamia spelling changed a little bit from Ojibwe word niimidaa meaning: Let's Dance Onamia was a dancing ground for early American Indian people.
word Kathio - a mispelling of Izatys
Onamia School District
Info on city of Onamia State:
County: Mille Lacs County
Country: United States of America
Zip Code: 56359
POP: 878(city of Onamia, 2010 US Census), 3524(56359 Zipcode, US Census 2000)