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MARQUETTE COUNTY MICHIGAN







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Size: 1841 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-1800 Feet
Physiography: Hill-lands
Growing Season: 80-120 days
Annual Precipitation: 31-33 inches
Average Snowfall: 90-140 inches
Forest Type: Maple-Hemlock, Aspen-Birch, Pine-Oak, Spruce-Fir
Fall Colors: Late September

Marquette County was named in honor of Father Marquette and is Michigan's largest county. The Chippewa and Ojibway Indians lived in the mouth of the Chocolay and Carp Rivers. Various men explored the area in the 1800's. In 1845 the Jackson Mining Company was founded which started iron ore mining in Marquette County. While the Civil War was going on the county grew due to the demand for iron to help the northern war effort. Northern Michigan University was established in 1899 in Marquette. Iron ore remains the largest industry in the county.


Welcome to Marquette County

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Harvey Ishpeming (49849) K I Sawyer AFB (49843
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