|• Total||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Land||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||650 ft (200 m)|
|• Density||142/sq mi (54.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0629085|
Ironton is located in the western part of Eveline Township on the south side of Lake Charlevoix and the west side of the lake's South Arm. The Ironton Ferry crosses the South Arm, providing direct access to the eastern half of Eveline Township. Highway M-66 passes through Ironton, leading northwest 6 miles (10 km) to Charlevoix, the county seat, and south 8 miles (13 km) to East Jordan.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Ironton CDP has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.
Robert Cherry, of the Pine Lake Iron Company of Chicago, built a pig iron plant here. The plant began operations in 1881, turning iron ore brought in by barges from the Upper Peninsula into pig iron. Ironton was platted in 1884, but the plant failed in 1893. A post office was in operation from January 1881 until December 1965.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ironton, Michigan
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ironton CDP, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.