Nisula, Michigan

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Nisula, Michigan
Unincorporated community
Sign for Nisula on westbound M-38
Sign for Nisula on westbound M-38
Nisula is located in Michigan
Nisula is located in the US
Coordinates: 46°45′54″N 88°47′40″W / 46.76500°N 88.79444°W / 46.76500; -88.79444Coordinates: 46°45′54″N 88°47′40″W / 46.76500°N 88.79444°W / 46.76500; -88.79444[1]
Country United States
State Michigan
County Houghton
Township Laird
Elevation[1] 1,043 ft (318 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49952
Area code(s) 906
GNIS feature ID 1621015[1]

Nisula is an unincorporated community in Houghton County, Michigan, United States. Nisula is located in Laird Township along M-38, 14.5 miles (23.3 km) west of Baraga.[2] Nisula has a post office with ZIP code 49952.[3]


Nisula was originally settled under the name Faro. In 1894, Finns from Baraga began moving to the community. A post office opened in Nisula on July 7, 1903. August Nisula, for whom the community was named, was the first postmaster. A Michigan Central Railroad station opened in Nisula in 1903.[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nisula, Michigan
  2. ^ Houghton County (pdf) (Map). Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  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.