Iron County

Iron County (HM2040)

Location: Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Iron County
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N 46° 5.807', W 88° 20.103'

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Side A This county was set off in 1885 from Marquette and Menominee counties. Iron ore deposits which gave the new county its name were the first on the Menominee Iron Range to be discovered. Shipping of ores began in 1882 when the railroad came in. Iron River was the first county seat, but in 1889, after a celebrated struggle, the government was shifted to Crystal Falls. Logging, which began in 1875, has been second only to mining in Iron County's economy.
Side B
J.C. Clancy designed this Richardsonian Romanesque Style building which was completed in 1891. Constructed of regional materials, including reddish stone columns quarried from the nearby Paint River and yellow clay bricks, the courthouse commands a view of the city's main street and the valley below. The structure, featuring a domed courtroom with original furnishings, continues to serve a county built from "the iron and the pine."
HM NumberHM2040
Year Placed1977
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 396804 N 5105667
Decimal Degrees46.09678333, -88.33505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 5.807', W 88° 20.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 5' 48.42" N, 88° 20' 6.1800000000001" W
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Area Code(s)906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-4 N 6th St, Crystal Falls MI 49920, US
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