Cornell, Michigan

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Cornell, Michigan
Unincorporated community
Cornell, Michigan is located in Michigan
Cornell, Michigan
Cornell, Michigan
Coordinates: 45°54′05″N 87°13′20″W / 45.90139°N 87.22222°W / 45.90139; -87.22222Coordinates: 45°54′05″N 87°13′20″W / 45.90139°N 87.22222°W / 45.90139; -87.22222[1]
Country United States
State Michigan
County Delta
Township Cornell
Elevation[1] 823 ft (251 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49818
Area code(s) 906
GNIS feature ID 623841[1]

Cornell is an unincorporated community in Delta County, Michigan, United States. Cornell is located in Cornell Township 10.5 miles (16.9 km) west-northwest of Gladstone.[2] Cornell has a post office with ZIP code 49818.[3]


Cornell was initially settled in 1886 by Marcell Adhland and Edward Hollywood. It was founded in 1887 by George H. Mashek and Edward Arnold; Mashek named the community after his alma mater, Cornell University. A post office opened in Cornell on April 12, 1899; Edward Arnold was the first postmaster.[4]


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cornell has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cornell, Michigan
  2. ^ Delta County (pdf) (Map). Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-25. 
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup, United States Post Office
  4. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Cornell, Michigan