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Also known simply as Mass, Mass City, Michigan is a small town in Greenland Township, Ontonagon County, in the northwest Upper Peninsula.

As an unincorporated community, Mass City doesn't have defined boundaries, but it is roughly bounded by Ridge Avenue to the north, the Flintsteel River to the west, and M-26 (13th Street) to the southeast. Ridge Road runs north-northwest, connecting Mass City with the unincorporated communities of Maple Grove and Greenland, both in Greenland Township.

The only incorporated municipality within twenty miles of Mass City is the village of Ontonagon, about fifteen miles to the northwest. Other unincorporated communities within ten miles of Mass City, besides Greenland and Maple Grove, are Rockland, Rousseau, and Victoria.

Situated in the foothills of the Porcupine Mountains, the community is nearly surrounded by portions of the Ottawa National Forest.

The first settler in the community was Noel Johnson, an escaped slave from Missouri, who came in 1848 and discovered copper in the region. Johnson later sold his mining interests to the Mass Mining Company, and the townsite was platted in 1855 and named for the mass copper that was being mined nearby. The original town site was abandoned in 1899 after Abram and Nellie Mathews platted the current site nearby. A post office was established on June 15, 1899, with Christ P. Anderson as postmaster.

While Mass City's early economy was based on a combination of copper mining and timber production, today it is a small residential community with a few businesses that support its residents, passersby, and those who have come to take advantage of outdoor recreational activities.

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