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Irons, Michigan is an unincorporated community in northwest Eden Township, near its boundary with Elk Township.

The community is in north Lake County, in the western portion of the Lower Peninsula. As an unincorporated locality, Irons does not have defined boundaries, but it is concentrated in the area of 10 1/2 Mile Road and its intersections with North Timber Drive, North Brooks Road, and North Irons Road, south of Stronach Creek.

Incorporated cities and villages within twenty miles of the community include Freesoil, Luther, Fountain, Baldwin, and Kaleva, while the unincorporated community of Dublin is about three miles to the north.

Situated in the Manistee National Forest, the community is a local service center for outdoor enthusiasts and vacationers, with little in the way of industry.

The Chicago and West Michigan Railway, which later became the Pere Marquette Railway, established a station in Irons in 1894, and the townsite was platted in 1909 by A. Glenn Haslett and G.E. Hilderbrand, who had opened a general store there. The community was named for the Irons family, who were early settlers in the area. While platted, Irons was never incorporated as a village.

A post office was established in Irons on July 27, 1910, with Mr. Haslett as the first postmaster. Still in operation, the Irons post office serves most of Eden Township, as well as all of Elk Township, and portions of Meade, Newkirk, Norman, Peacock, and Sauble townships.

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