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The Village of Daggett, Michigan is in southwest Daggett Township, in Menominee County, which is in the southern Upper Peninsula.

The chief route through the village is US-41, which runs from Miami, Florida to Copper Harbor, Michigan. US-41 intersects County Road 358 within the village. Other routes include Old US-41, which runs through the center of the village, and Anderson Road, which runs parallel to US-41 in the eastern part of the village. Along US-41, the City of Stephenson is 3.9 miles to the south, and the Village of Carney is 9.6 miles north.

Originally known only as Section 25, Daggett was founded in 1876 by Thomas Faulkner, who operated a farm for the Holmes & Son Lumber Company. When a post office was established in his kitchen on May 17, 1880, it was named either for Clara Daggett, the first postmaster or for her father, a native of New York who was the father-in-law of Thomas Faulkner, when Thomas and Clara were married. In 1880, the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad established a station in Daggett.

After several fires in the village, the townspeople became unhappy with Stephenson Township, who was responsible for fire protection services. As incorporated villages had the power to raise money for fire protection, village residents decided to incorporate, and this was done on August 30, 1902. By the middle of October of that year, the new village had purchased a fire engine and a thousand feet of hose. Before the end of the year, the village dug four cisterns in various locations to provide ready water sources for the pumper.

Both the Little Cedar River and Hays Creek flow through the village which, besides its central residential and business district, is largely agricultural and wooded.

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