Sidnaw, Michigan

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Sidnaw, Michigan
Unincorporated community
Sidnaw is located in Michigan
Sidnaw is located in the US
Coordinates: 46°30′17″N 88°42′30″W / 46.50472°N 88.70833°W / 46.50472; -88.70833Coordinates: 46°30′17″N 88°42′30″W / 46.50472°N 88.70833°W / 46.50472; -88.70833[1]
CountryUnited States
Elevation[1]1,368 ft (417 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code49961
Area code(s)906
GNIS feature ID1621597[1]

Sidnaw is an unincorporated community in southern Houghton County, Michigan, United States. Sidnaw is located in Duncan Township along M-28, 21 miles (34 km) southwest of L'Anse.[2] Sidnaw has a post office with ZIP code 49961.[3]

Sidnaw is the town of the main character of the movie Reindeer Games, who at the end goes back home in Christmas.


Sidnaw was founded by lumber companies harvesting white pine in the area. The community was first platted by Thomas Nester in 1889. Sidnaw had a station on the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway. A post office opened in Sidnaw on December 7, 1889; George Garland was the first postmaster. The community's name is derived from an American Indian word meaning "small hill by a creek".[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sidnaw, Michigan
  2. ^ Houghton 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.