The name Sax-Zim comes from two old towns in the vicinity, both being situated along St. Louis County Road 7. The village of Sax, (which used to be called Wallace), was named for Solomon Saxe, an Eveleth landowner. Zim was named after a Mr. Zimmerman who managed a nearby logging camp. Meadowlands is the usual starting point for visitors. Other place names in the bog include Kelsey, Elmer, Dumblane, Cotton, Melrude, Central Lakes, Fens, Toivola, Casco, Fermoy, and Payne.