© 2024 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.
Welcome to Mastodon Township 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.
A Quiet Place to Visit, Play, and Live.
Mastodon Township is home to some wonderful businesses!  Mastodon Township is a beautiful, inexpensive place to run a successful business! Consider moving your business to our quiet piece of paradise!  Alpha Michigan Brewing Company, Cormack Tree Service, Elson’s Soaps, Glazed & Confused, MC3 Botanicals, Smith Timber Stand Improvement, LLC, Stanek Farm, and The Twisted Twig Studio & Gifts.  See more about the businesses run by Mastodon Township residents or businesses located in Mastodon Township. Township Board Members  Supervisor, Chad Skinner 906-875-6232 Clerk, Jan Lemke 906-875-6232 Treasurer, Stacey Watters 906-875-6232 or 906-284-1036 Trustees, Dave Smith, Mike Bjork Assessor: Tammy Hendrickson, 906-284-1555 Zoning Administrator: Stu Creel, 906-367-0852  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

News and Announcements

Spring Clean up Saturday, June 29, 2024 Click here for information. The Mastodon Township Fire Chief asks for residents’ help regarding fire numbers. Mastodon Township has a job opening available: Board of Review Member If you would like additional information regarding either openings, please call Jan at our office 906-875-6232. The office hours are Monday-Wednesday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. 2021 Plat Books available for purchase at the Township Hall for $40.
© 2024 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.
Welcome to Mastodon Township 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.
A Quiet Place to Visit, Play, and Live.
Mastodon Township is home to some wonderful businesses!  Mastodon Township is a beautiful, inexpensive place to run a successful business! Consider moving your business to our quiet piece of paradise!  Alpha Michigan Brewing Company, Cormack Tree Service, Dynacore LLC, Elson’s Soaps, Glazed & Confused, MC3 Botanicals, Smith Timber Stand Improvement, LLC, Stanek Farm, and The Twisted Twig Studio & Gifts.  See more about the businesses run by Mastodon Township residents or businesses located in Mastodon Township. Township Board Members  Supervisor, Chad Skinner 906-875-6232 Clerk, Jan Lemke 906-875-6232 Treasurer, Stacey Watters 906-875-6232 or 906-284-1036 Trustees, Dave Smith, Mike Bjork Assessor: Tammy Hendrickson, 906-284-1555 Zoning Administrator: Stu Creel, 906-367-0852  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

News and Announcements

Spring Clean up Saturday, June 29, 2024 Click here for information. The Mastodon Township Fire Chief asks for residents’ help regarding fire numbers. Mastodon Township has a job opening available: Board of Review Member If you would like additional information regarding either openings, please call Jan at our office 906-875-6232. The office hours are Monday-Wednesday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. 2021 Plat Books available for purchase at the Township Hall for $40.