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Situated at the intersection of M-72 (West Park Road, Cripps Road) and County Road 489 (Deeter Road), Luzerne, Michigan is an unincorporated community in north-central Big Creek Township, southwestern Oscoda County.

Cities and villages within twenty-five miles of Luzerne include Rose City, Roscommon, and Grayling, while the unincorporated community of Mio is just over eight miles to the east-northeast.

As an unincorporated community, Luzerne lacks defined boundaries, but it is situated at the intersection of M-72 and CR-489, north and south of M-72, around the East Branch and the West Branch of Big Creek, and northeast along M-72 and Lenroy Valley Road. Luzerne Pond is in the southeastern portion of the community.

Lost Creek Airport, about three miles northeast of the central area of Luzerne, is considered part of the community, as well.

The area was settled by Myron B. Hagaman and his family, who came from Luzerne, Pennsylvania in 1881. A post office was established on November 4, 1881, with Myron Hagaman as postmaster. The post office remains in operation.

The community is largely residential. However, situated in the Huron National Forest, the community has a couple of restaurants and other businesses catering to local residents as well as tourists and other travelers.

The focus of this portion of our guide is on the small community of Luzerne, Michigan. Topics related to businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, events, and recreational opportunities within the community are appropriate here, although Luzerne does not currently support very many of these.



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