Paulding, Michigan

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Paulding, Michigan
Unincorporated community
Downtown Paulding
Downtown Paulding
Paulding, Michigan is located in Michigan
Paulding, Michigan
Paulding, Michigan
Coordinates: 46°24′05″N 89°10′48″W / 46.40139°N 89.18000°W / 46.40139; -89.18000Coordinates: 46°24′05″N 89°10′48″W / 46.40139°N 89.18000°W / 46.40139; -89.18000[1]
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ontonagon
Township Haight
Elevation[1] 1,358 ft (414 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 906
GNIS feature ID 1621164[1]

Paulding is an unincorporated community in Ontonagon County, Michigan, United States. Paulding is located in Haight Township along US Highway 45, 13.5 miles (21.7 km) southeast of Ontonagon.[2] The Paulding Light, part of the area's folklore, is visible in a valley near Paulding.


A post office called Paulding was established in 1893, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1971.[3] The community was named for John Paulding, a militiaman in the American Revolution.[4]

Paulding sign


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Paulding, Michigan
  2. ^ Ontonagon County (pdf) (Map). Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ontonagon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 112.