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GOGEBIC COUNTY MICHIGAN







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Pronounced: go G EE blk
Size: 1112 Square Miles
Elevation: 800-2000 Feet
Physiography: Highlands, Hilly Uplands
Growing Season: 90-130 days
Annual Precipitation: 32-36 inches
Average Snowfall: 140-180 inches
Forest Type: Maple-Beech-Hemlock, Aspen-Birch
Fall Colors: Late September

Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, bordering Wisconsin. The county was named after the Chippewa word "agogebic," meaning a body of water hanging on high. The French first explored Gogebic County. Its early residents were Indians, missionaries and trappers. Iron was discovered in 1871. With the railroad in 1884 the iron ore was shipped. Mining operations were in Ironwood, Bessemer, and Wakefield. Gegebic County economy consists of a variety of industries such as recreation, forest products, precision tools, plastic molding and service-based businesses.


Gogebic County Government Page

Gogebic County Economic Development

Anvil Bessemer (49911) Black Siding
Bonifas Cisco Lake Connorville
Dunham Ethelwood Green
Hurley Ironwood (49938) Junet
Land O'Lakes Marenisco (49947) Orva
Planter Ramsay (49959) Sandrock
Siemens Stickley Thayer
Theodore Tula Vanbuskirk
Wakefield Watersmeet Wellington





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