Iron County in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula was established as a county in 1885, having been severed from Ely township, Marquette County. Economic development was primarily based on the mining and logging industries and enriched by the diverse ethnic mixture of its people. Iron County’s history is of great variety and interest-interests such as, the people, the jobs, the atmosphere, and even long forgotten towns that nobody quite seems to recall.



If you missed the 120th celebration for the Iron County Courthouse in 2010, please click on the tourbook below to learn all about our “Jewel” and the folks who have worked here.  Hope you enjoy it, and come to see us sometime.



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