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Shingleton, Michigan is a small unincorporated community about ten miles southeast of Munising, at the junction of M-28 and M-94.

M-94 (Shingleton Road) enters Shingleton from the south, then turns west to join M-28, while Shingleton Road continues north.

Munising, ten miles to the northwest, is the only incorporated city or village within twenty-five miles of Shingleton. Chatham is just over twenty-five miles to the west, while Manistique is just over thirty miles to the south-southeast. The unincorporated communities of Doty, Van Meer, Star, Melstrand, Wetmore, and Juniper are within ten miles.

Today, Shingleton is a small residential community with only a few small businesses. However, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources operates the Cusino Wildlife Research Station and Field Office in Shingleton, and Camp Cusino, a minimum security state prison, is about one mile west of Shingleton.

Shingleton was founded as a railroad town, originally known as Jeromeville, when the Detroit, Mackinac & Marquette Railroad opened a station there in 1882, naming it for David H. Jerome, the first native-born governor of Michigan. However, when a post office was established on September 20, 1887, the office was named Shingleton, as it was then the site of a large shingle mill. James M. Carr was the first postmaster. Although the office was closed on May 25, 1897, it was restored on November 26, 1891, and continues in operation. Shingleton later became a junction point for the Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad, which ran north into the forests from its port at Manistique. The railroad continues to run through the town, although there is no longer a station there.

This portion of our web guide focuses on the small town of Shingleton. In Michigan, unincorporated communities do not have legally defined boundaries, but Shingleton is concentrated in the area around the intersection of M-28 and M-94. Hickory Creek flows through the eastern part of the community.



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