Marenisco, Michigan

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Marenisco, Michigan
Census-designated place
Marenisco is located in Michigan
Marenisco is located in the US
Coordinates: 46°22′34″N 89°41′46″W / 46.37611°N 89.69611°W / 46.37611; -89.69611Coordinates: 46°22′34″N 89°41′46″W / 46.37611°N 89.69611°W / 46.37611; -89.69611
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gogebic
Township Marenisco
 • Type None (see: Township)
 • Total 3.45 sq mi (8.93 km2)
 • Land 3.45 sq mi (8.93 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,515 ft (462 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 254
 • Density 74/sq mi (28.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49947
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-51540[1]
GNIS feature ID 1620705[2]

Marenisco is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Marenisco Township, Gogebic County, Michigan, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 254,[1] out of a total population in the township of 1,727. The name of the community and the township was formed by combining the first three letters from Mary Enid Scott, the wife of E. H. Scott, a timber producer.[3]

The community is located in the western part of Marenisco Township, in the western part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. U.S. Route 2 runs along the northern edge of the community, leading east 27 miles (43 km) to Watersmeet and west 13 miles (21 km) to Wakefield. Ironwood, Michigan, at the Wisconsin state line, is 26 miles (42 km) to the west on US 2. State highway M-64 passes through the center of Marenisco, leading south 9 miles (14 km) to the Wisconsin border.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Marenisco CDP has an area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km2), all of it land. The community is bounded to the east by the Presque Isle River, which flows to Lake Superior in northeastern Gogebic County.

Michigan Highway 64/28 in Marenisco, Michigan


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Marenisco CDP, Michigan". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Marenisco, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.