Iron County Municipalities

Bates Township
3070 E US Hwy 2
Iron River, MI

Home is a valued place considered to be a refuge or place of origin; The place, as a country or town, where one was born or resided for a long period…” These are just a few of Webster’s definitions of the word “home”.Bates Township is “home” for many of our residents who have descended from the township’s earliest Settlers.  For some this is the community that you have chosen for a variety of reasons to call “home.”

Our township is rich in history and our citizens are strong in spirit! However it is that you have made your way here at this moment in time…we would like to say – Welcome Home
City of Crystal Falls
401 Superior Avenue
Crystal Falls, MI

Welcome to beautiful historic Crystal Falls, Michigan! We invite you to browse our website to see for yourself what our beautiful city of Crystal Falls has to offer. We have outdoor recreation such as fishing, hunting, boating, camping, golfing, skiing, hiking, or snowmobiling, our community covers all bases. Are you seeking a stress-free rural area to relax and raise a family in a safe environment? We have that too, all amidst clean air and water within a scenic surrounding.

Enjoy your visit of the City of Crystal Falls past, present & future along the banks of the beautiful Paint River.  Crystal Falls, Michigan is located in the heart of Iron County, and has plenty to offer the potential newcomer.In 1994 the City of Crystal Falls was selected as one of 30 finalist communities in the 1994 All-American City Award competition. Rev. Cy Warmanen, chairman of the greater Crystal Falls All-American City Award Committee said that Crystal Falls’ entry competed with over 140 other entries for the Finalist category
City of Gaastra
4 Valley/PO Box 218
Gaastra, MI

Gaastra is a city in Iron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 347, making it Michigan’s third-smallest incorporated city.

The land was first purchased in 1879 by Alfred Kidder of Marquette. The land was transferred to a number of other owners, Andrew Young (1884), Ediwn H. Piper (1902). The city is named after Douwe Gaastra, a building contractor and real estate speculator who bought the land in October 1908 and platted the town. A post office was established with the first postmaster being Olaf A. Olson on September 26, 1914. It was incorporated as a village in 1919 and as a city in 1949. Olson retired as postmaster in 1953


City of Iron River
106 W Genesee St
Iron River, MI

Michigan’s First Consolidated City

Once a major mining town hub, Iron River is using its natural resources and breathtaking environment to reinvent itself and create a rewarding quality of life for its citizens.  Iron River has strong businesses, community anchors, beautiful historic buildings, and a growing medical community.  The Iron River (which is a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream and flows through the City), the Apple Blossom Hiking Trail, the Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo,  the Iron County Historical Museum, and a general sense of history are just a few of the wonderful attributes of the City of Iron River.  The City enjoys a significant and growing influx of year round tourists who come to the area to ski, snowmobile, hunt, fish, hike, bike, and chiefly enjoy the natural beauty.  Iron River is a very welcoming community and invites you to visit us soon and even consider us for your future new home
Crystal Falls Township
PO Box 329
Crystal Falls, MI

Crystal Falls Township
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crystal Falls Township is located in Iron County, just outside the city of Crystal Falls, Michigan. Crystal Falls Township covers 148,703.29 acres and has a population of 1,722 people
Iron County Board of Commissioners
2 South Sixth Street
Crystal Falls, MI
Iron River Township
102 McNutt Rd
Iron River, MI

Iron River Township, Michigan
Iron River Township is a township located in Iron County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,585.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 631.8 km² (243.9 mi²). 620.4 km² (239.6 mi²) of it is land and 11.3 km² (4.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.80% water.
Mansfield Township
Mansfield Twp.
312 Channing Rd
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
(906) 875 – 4331
Mastodon Township
1371 S US 2
Crystal Falls, MI

Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,Mastodon Township can be found in the heart of beautiful Iron County.
Stambaugh Township
110 E Hill Road
Iron River


Stambaugh Township was formed in 1886, originally part of Iron River Township. The first Township Supervisor was W.T. Carpenter. The Township seat and most of the original population was located in the former Stambaugh City location. In the years to follow, this property was assumed and annexed by Stambaugh City. Roads were built to the outlying districts and homesteads where logging and farming were present. Many of the districts have kept their names through the years. The Baumgartner District, Saunders, Pentoga and South Brule are still used. Many families still occupy the same properties. At one time, there were more than eight schools in the township. Stambaugh Township is full of history and colorful people.