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Gogebic County, Michigan

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This was historically part of the territory of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa, which had twelve bands in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation is in this county, in Watersmeet Township; it is the land base of one of the federally recognized tribes.

Gogebic County was organized in 1887, partitioned from Ontonagon County. The county's name derives from a lake of the same name, which was originally rendered Agogebic. Sources agree that the name is from Ojibwe, but differ on the original meaning. The county's website suggests it meant "body of water hanging on high," but an 1884 military annal said it meant "water-mold lake" (Agogibing).

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Townships

  • Bessemer (County Seat)
  • Erwin
  • Ironwood
  • Marenisco
  • Wakefield
  • Watersmeet

Other Communities: Anvil, Connorville, Dunham, Harley, Lac View Desert Indian Reservation, Puritan, Ramsay, Siemens, Tamarack, Thayer, Thomaston, Tula and Wellington



The Solomon S. Curry House

Gogebic County Courthouse

Ironwood Carnegie Library

Ironwood City Hall

Main St.-Black River Bridge

Ottawa National Forest (part)