About This Place
Pequot Lakes (pronunciation: /piːkwɑːt leɪks/ pee-kwaht layks) is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,162 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the Pequot Lakes Heritage Preservation Commission, a city once called Sibley and Frogtown became Pequot. In 1900, Walter and Flora Brown filed their plat for the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 section 10 in T136N-R29W under the title Pequot. It's easy to figure out where the name Lakes came from, but what about Pequot? The Pequot Indians are a small tribe that has existed in eastern Connecticut since the first European settlers arrived here (see Pequot War). While no Pequot tribes ever lived in this area, they spoke an Algonquian language related to that of the local Chippewa (Ojibwe) tribes. The name Pequod was used by Herman Melville for the fictitious ship in his novel Moby-Dick.
Two possible explanations for the town's name arise: