Sidnaw, Michigan

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Sidnaw, Michigan
Unincorporated community
Sidnaw is located in Michigan
Sidnaw
Sidnaw
Sidnaw is located in the US
Sidnaw
Sidnaw
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]
Country United States
State Michigan
County Houghton
Township Duncan
Elevation[1] 1,368 ft (417 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49961
Area code(s) 906
GNIS feature ID 1621597[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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.