Location and Transportation
Nestled in the south central and western portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Iron County residents and businesses take pleasure in the area’s ideal location. Bordered by Wisconsin to the south, the county stretches over 1,186 square miles, making it the fourth largest county geographically in Michigan. The cities of Caspian, Crystal Falls, Gaastra and Iron River, along with the village of Alpha call Iron County home. Additionally, seven townships – including Iron River, Stambaugh, Crystal Falls, Bates, Mastodon, Mansfield and Hematite – round out the county’s geographic snapshot.
Convenient highway travel is possible through nearby U.S. Highways 2 and 141, as well as State Highways 69, 73 and 189. What’s more, the county is served by the Indian Trails bus line. Air transportation can be accessed through the Iron County and Stambaugh Airports, with commercial service provided through Ford Airport in nearby Iron Mountain. In addition, a number of truck lines and the Escanaba & Lake Superior and the Wisconsin Central rail lines, as well as three ports (Houghton, Marquette and Escanaba) are all available – an appealing aspect for local business ventures.