Donken, Michigan

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Donken, Michigan
Unincorporated community
Sign for Donken along M-26
Sign for Donken along M-26
Donken is located in Michigan
Donken is located in the US
Coordinates: 46°56′30″N 88°47′40″W / 46.94167°N 88.79444°W / 46.94167; -88.79444Coordinates: 46°56′30″N 88°47′40″W / 46.94167°N 88.79444°W / 46.94167; -88.79444[1]
Country United States
State Michigan
County Houghton
Township Elm River
Elevation[1] 1,299 ft (396 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 906
GNIS feature ID 624785[1]

Donken is an unincorporated community in Houghton County, Michigan, United States. Donken is located in Elm River Township along M-26, 11.5 miles (18.5 km) southwest of South Range.[2]


The Case Lumber Company mill and general store were the first businesses in Donken, which the community was settled around. Earl J. Case, owner of the businesses, became the town's first postmaster on April 7, 1919. Donken was a station on the Copper Range Railroad.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Donken, Michigan
  2. ^ Houghton County (pdf) (Map). Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  3. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.