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Greenland, Michigan is an unincorporated community in Greenland Township, Ontonagon County, in the northwestern Upper Peninsula.

Situated mostly south of M-38, which serves as the main road through the village, other routes include Firesteel Road, Plank Road, and Ridge Road. McGuire Creek is west of Greenland, and Bottom Brook is to the east.

Ontonagon, about ten miles northwest of Greenland, is the only incorporated city or village within thirty miles, as L'Anse is thirty-five miles away and Houghton is forty. Other unincorporated communities within ten miles of Greenland include Lake Mine, Mass City, McKeever, Wainola, Wasas, Rockland, Firesteel, and Rousseau. The 993,010-acre Ottawa National Forest is south of Greenland, and the Porcupine Mountains are nearby.

Like many towns in the northwestern Upper Peninsula, Greenland began as a copper mining town. Perhaps the first European-American settler in the community was William W. Spaulding, who came with his family to settle on a mining claim in 1858, but several others moved onto the mineral range that same year. A post office was established on June 26, 1858, with John Brady as postmaster. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad came through, establishing a station there.

Today, Greenland is a small community with very few businesses and little or no industry. There are a few businesses supporting local customers, those passing by on the state highway, and those who came for outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearby Adventure Mining Company offers underground mine tours depicting copper mining in the 1800s.

The focus of this guide is on Greenland, Michigan, and may include online resources pertaining to churches, businesses, attractions, or events within the community.

 

 

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