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Skandia, Michigan is a small, largely rural, residential community in northeast Skandia Township, although a portion of eastern West Branch Township is considered part of Skandia, as well.

Unincorporated communities in Michigan don't have legally defined boundaries, but Skandia is concentrated along US-41 and Dalton Road (Town Hall Road), extending south along US-41 to about M-94, east along Dalton Road to Skandia Station in the Upper Peninsula Experimental Forest, west into West Branch Township along Town Line Road, and north to about the point where Kreiger Drive connects with US-41. Nelson Creek and the West Branch come together near Town Hall Road in Skandia.

Skandia is in the north-central part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Cities and villages within fifty miles of Skandia include Marquette, Chatham, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Munising, and Gladstone, while the unincorporated communities of Selma, Carlshend, Dukes, Green Garden, Maple Grove, Beaver Grove, Sundell, Sawyer, Harvey, Rumely, and Sand River are within ten miles.

Settled in the early 20th century, Skandia was a station stop along the Munising Railroad. On December 8, 1902, a post office was established in a store operated by Albert H. Peterson, who served as the first postmaster. The name suggests Little Scandinavia, as most of its early relatives were immigrants from Scandinavian countries.

This portion of our guide features online resources for governmental facilities located within the community, as well as local businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, events, and recreational opportunities.



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