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The unincorporated community of Hubbell is southeast of Lake Linden, on the Keweenaw Peninsula, in the Copper Country of the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

As a census-designated place (CDP), Hubbell has defined boundaries, unlike other unincorporated communities, although its boundaries are solely for the purpose of the census. The CDP is partially in Torch Lake Township, and partially in Osceola Township. The CDP is along Torch Lake, although its boundaries include only a small area of lakeshore, as the upper and lower parts of its east boundary are west of M-26.

Torch Lake is a 2,700-acre body of water that is mostly in Torch Lake Townships, with portions in Osceola and Schoolcraft townships. The lake is fed by the Traprock River. A channel drains from the lake south into Torch Bay, which opens into Portage Lake.

Bounded on the northeast by Cory Road, the unincorporated community of Chickenville separates Hubbell from Lake Linden. Dover Creek flows through the southern portion of the CDP.

The chief route through the community is M-26. Other routes include Dover Road, Golf Course Road, and Oneco Road.

Besides the village of Lake Linden, other cities and villages within twenty miles of the community include Laurium, Calumet, Hancock, Houghton, Copper City, Ahmeek, and South Range. Hubbell abuts Chickenville, and other unincorporated communities within ten miles are Gregoryville, Osceola, Swedetown, Dollar Bay, Red Jacket, Ripley, Centennial, Tamarack City, West Tamarack, Paavola, Centennial Heights, Senter, Point Mills, Wolverine, Kearsarge, Lakeview, Phillipsville, Bootjack, and Dreamland.

The community was formed in the early 1890s when the Chicago, Milwaukee & Saint Paul Railroad extended its tracks through the area to serve area copper mines. The Mineral Range Railroad opened a branch station there, known as Hubbell's Mill, around 1894. The station and community were named for Jay Abel Hubbell, a former US Congressman, who later served in the Michigan Senate, and circuit judge. He was considered to have been the most responsible for getting the state legislature to establish the Michigan Mining School in nearby Houghton, which is currently known as Michigan Technological University.

The Mineral Range Railroad, a subsidiary of the Soo Line Railroad, operated a single-track, standard-gage, steam railroad along the Keweenaw Peninsula, joined by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad and the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway.

On November 19, 1903, the South Lake Linden post office was changed to Hubbell.

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