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Situated along M-25, about twenty miles north of Iron Mountain, Channing, Michigan is an unincorporated community in Sagola Township, Dickinson County, in the Upper Peninsula.

Besides M-25, other routes through the village include Byers Road, Kentucky Town Road, Lake Ellen Road, Sawyer Lake Road, and Turner Road. As an unincorporated community, Channing has no defined boundaries, but the settlement area is concentrated along M-25 between Lake Ellen Road and Kentucky Town Road, to the north, and Byers Road to the south. However, for the purposes of categorization, any websites carrying a Channing post office address are appropriate here.

The unincorporated community of Sagola is about four miles south of Channing, while Floodwood is seven miles to the north-northeast, and Randville is about ten miles south. The city of Crystal Falls is about seventeen miles west-northwest, Iron Mountain is twenty-two miles south, Norway is thirty-four miles south, and Ishpeming is forty-one miles north-northeast.

Channing began as a railroad town when the Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad extended its track to the area in the latter part of the 1890s, where it connected to the Milwaukee Road, and established a station there. Originally, the railroad junction was known as Ford Siding, with Michael Aylward as railroad agent.

On December 7, 1892, a post office was established there, named Channing, for John Parke Channing, a mining engineer who was surveying the area. Horace W. Bent was appointed postmaster.

With the Milwaukee Road facing bankruptcy in the late 1970s, the ELS took over its Ontonagon, Michigan to Green Bay, Wisconsin route, which connected with the ELS line in Channing. However, in 1981, the line from Channing to Wells was taken out of service, with access to Escanaba retained through an agreement with the Wisconsin Central Railroad. When the Smurfit-Stone Paper Mill closed in 2009, the track between Ontonagon and Rockland was abandoned in 2011, and the railroad no longer runs through Channing.

The focus of this category is on the village of Channing, Michigan. Websites representing businesses, industries, churches, organizations, attractions, or events in Channing are appropriate for this category.

 

 

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