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IRON COUNTY MICHIGAN







Iron County

Size: 1,197 Square Miles
Elevation: 1200-1800 Feet
Physiography: Hilly Uplands
Growing Season: 60-100 days
Annual Precipitation: 30-33 inches
Average Snowfall: 70-140 inches
Forest Type: Maple-Hemlock, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood, Aspen-Birch
Fall Colors: Late September

Iron County is covered mostly with forest. The Brule River is named after the French explorer Etienne Brule. Fur trading dated back to the 1600's. The county was named because of its iron. Mining had a steady growth until a depression in 1894. At that time only 3 of the 26 mines were left in operation. It was the lumbering that kept the county going. The last mine closed in 1978. Today Iron County is one of Michigan's leading commercial logging counties.


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