Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Chippewa and Eastern Dakota dating back to 4999 BC.
The famous person C.E. Williams is associated with one of more of the Kanabec County historic places.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Kanabec County places including Buechner & Jacobson and Circular Concrete Co. of Minneapolis. Prominent architectural styles found in Kanabec Country are Queen Anne and Romanesque.