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© 2021 Mastodon Township Address: 1371 Hwy US 2 South, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Phone: 906-875-6232 Email: mastodonclerk@att.net Website by North Country Website Design.
A Quiet Place to Visit, Play, and Live.
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Mastodon Township can be found in the heart of beautiful Iron County. Mastodon Township is located in Iron County, in the southwest portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are the third largest Township in the County, consisting of 83,789.80 acres. Within the township is the Village of Alpha with a total land area of just under one square mile. The total population of Mastodon Township including Alpha is 668 residents. Our economy is mainly based on small businesses, logging and year round tourism. We have numerous lakes, large wooded areas, and an abundance of wildlife including deer, bear, wolves and water fowl. With four very distinct seasons, there are a number of activities available to attract tourism such as: fishing, swimming, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling.
In 1885, the boundaries for Iron County and Mastodon Township were established. When searching the area for deposits of iron ore, some huge prehistoric animal bones were discovered, and on this basis, Mastodon Township received it's name. By 1893, the Delphic Mine had shipped some 33,770 tons of ore, and by 1894, the Mastodon Mine had shipped 425,708 tons of iron ore. Mining became the major source of income for the area, and as jobs became more available, the population continued to grow. In 1914, the Village of Alpha became incorporated and was a thriving community, until the last mine closed in 1958. Mastodon Township was so named from the fact mastodon bones were discovered when sinking a mine shaft.
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Mastodon Township is home to some wonderful businesses! Mastodon Township is a beautiful, inexpensive place to run a successful business! We welcome any new business to our quiet piece of paradise! Alpha Michigan Brewing Company, Cormack Tree Service, Dynacore LLC, Elson’s Track, Glazed & Confused, MC3 Botanicals, Shadyacres Greenhouse, Smith Timber Stand Improvement, LLC, Stanek Farm, and The Twisted Twig Studio & Gifts. See more about the Mastodon Township businesses

Township Board Members

Supervisor, Frank Siewiorek 906-875-1069 Clerk, Jan Lemke 906-875-6232 Hours: Mon, Tues, & Thurs 8 AM - 1 PM Treasurer, Stacey Watters 906-875-6232 or 284-1036 Hours: Monday -Thursday 5:30-7:30PM, or by appointment Trustees, Chad Skinner, Mike Bjork Assessor: Abbey Taylor 906-239-6161 Zoning Administrator: Jeff Seppala, 906-875-6332 Township Hall/Fire Hall/Offices Address 1371 Hwy US-2; Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Camp 5 Hall/Fire Hall Address 1533 Camp 5 Road; Crystal Falls, MI 49920

About Mastodon Township

Mastodon Township is located in Iron County, in the southwest portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are the third largest Township in the County, consisting of 83,789.80 acres. Within the Township is the Village of Alpha, with a total land area of just under one square mile. The total population of Mastodon Township including Alpha is 668 residents. Our economy is mainly based on small businesses, logging and year round tourism. We have numerous lakes, large wooded areas, and an abundance of wildlife including deer, bear, wolves and water fowl. With four very distinct seasons, there are a number of activities available to attract tourism such as: fishing, swimming, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling.
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A Little History

Early surveyors noted the presence of iron ore outcroppings and an abundance of white pine. The area was populated by a few Native Americans from the Menominee and Chippewa (Ojibway) tribes. To a growing nation, the iron ore and lumber were much needed and so attracted many mining and lumber companies. The jobs created brought many European immigrants to the area and established the need for railroads to carry passengers and to haul iron ore. The Stager Train Depot was constructed in 1881 by Chicago Northwestern to serve that purpose. The settlement around the depot was referred to as Stager and the nearby lake’s name was changed from Bass Lake to Stager Lake. As news of huge ore deposits spread, more settlers flocked to this area and the Village of Alpha was platted and designed. The building lots sold fast. The business district in town even had a “round about” or Civic Circle as residents called it. The Alpha Train Depot soon followed as did the Porter School in 1914. The growing population required service industries and soon the town had a hotel, bank, several stores both grocery and mercantile, several bars and pool rooms, dance hall, theater, barber, and mechanic garage. A village government and fire department were formed to protect and serve the interests of the residents. Continue reading on About Us page.

News and Announcements

2021 Plat Books available for purchase at the Township Hall for $40.

Board of review meeting schedule.
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Mastodon Township is home to some wonderful businesses! Mastodon Township is a beautiful, inexpensive place to run a successful business! We welcome any new business to our quiet piece of paradise! Alpha Michigan Brewing Company, Cormack Tree Service, Dynacore LLC, Elson’s Track, Glazed & Confused, MC3 Botanicals, Shadyacres Greenhouse, Smith Timber Stand Improvement, LLC, Stanek Farm, and The Twisted Twig Studio & Gifts. See more about the Mastodon Township businesses
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© 2021 Mastodon Township Address: 1371 Hwy US 2 South, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Phone: 906-875-6232 Email: mastodonclerk@att.net Website by North Country Website Design.
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Mastodon Township can be found in the heart of beautiful Iron County. Mastodon was so named from the fact mastodon bones were discovered when sinking a mine shaft. Mastodon Township is located in Iron County, in the southwest portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are the third largest Township in the County, consisting of 83,789.80 acres. Within the Township is the Village of Alpha with a total land area of just under one square mile. The total population of Mastodon Township including Alpha is 668 residents. Our economy is mainly based on small businesses, logging and year round tourism. We have numerous lakes, large wooded areas and an abundance of wildlife including
In 1885, the boundaries for Iron County and Mastodon Township were established. When searching the area for deposits of iron ore, some huge prehistoric animal bones were discovered, and on this basis, Mastodon Township received it's name. By 1893, the Delphic Mine had shipped some 33,770 tons of ore, and by 1894, the Mastodon Mine had shipped 425,708 tons of iron ore. Mining became the major source of income for the area, and as jobs became more available, the population continued to grow. In 1914, the Village of Alpha became incorporated and was a thriving community, until the last mine closed in 1958. Mastodon Township was so named from the fact mastodon bones were discovered when sinking a mine shaft.
A Quiet Place to Visit, Play, and Live.

Township Board Members

Supervisor, Frank Siewiorek 906-875-1069 Clerk, Jan Lemke 906-875-6232 Hours: Mon, Tues, & Thurs 8 AM - 1 PM Treasurer, Stacey Watters 906-875-6232 or 284-1036 Hours: Monday -Thursday 5:30-7:30PM, or by appointment Trustees, Chad Skinner, Mike Bjork Assessor: Abbey Taylor 906-239-6161 Zoning Administrator: Jeff Seppala, 906-875-6332 Township Hall/Fire Hall/Offices Address 1371 Hwy US-2; Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Camp 5 Hall/Fire Hall Address 1533 Camp 5 Road; Crystal Falls, MI 49920

About Mastodon Township

Mastodon Township is located in Iron County, in the southwest portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are the third largest Township in the County, consisting of 83,789.80 acres. Within the Township is the Village of Alpha, with a total land area of just under one square mile. The total population of Mastodon Township including Alpha is 668 residents. Our economy is mainly based on small businesses, logging and year round tourism. We have numerous lakes, large wooded areas, and an abundance of wildlife including deer, bear, wolves and water fowl. With four very distinct seasons, there are a number of activities available to attract tourism such as: fishing, swimming, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling.

News and Announcements

2021 Plat Books available for purchase at

the Township Hall for $40.

Board of review meeting schedule.

A Little History

Early surveyors noted the presence of iron ore outcroppings and an abundance of white pine. The area was populated by a few Native Americans from the Menominee and Chippewa (Ojibway) tribes. To a growing nation, the iron ore and lumber were much needed and so attracted many mining and lumber companies. The jobs created brought many European immigrants to the area and established the need for railroads to carry passengers and to haul iron ore. The Stager Train Depot was constructed in 1881 by Chicago Northwestern to serve that purpose. The settlement around the depot was referred to as Stager and the nearby lake’s name was changed from Bass Lake to Stager Lake. As news of huge ore deposits spread, more settlers flocked to this area and the Village of Alpha was platted and designed. The building lots sold fast. The business district in town even had a “round about” or Civic Circle as residents called it. The Alpha Train Depot soon followed as did the Porter School in 1914. The growing population required service industries and soon the town had a hotel, bank, several stores both grocery and mercantile, several bars and pool rooms, dance hall, theater, barber, and mechanic garage. A village government and fire department were formed to protect and serve the interests of the residents. Continue reading on About Us page.