White Pine, Michigan

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White Pine, Michigan
An elegant fan of native copper from the White Pine mine. Size 12.3 x 6.8 x 0.1 cm.
An elegant fan of native copper from the White Pine mine. Size 12.3 x 6.8 x 0.1 cm.
White Pine, Michigan is located in Michigan
White Pine, Michigan
White Pine, Michigan
Coordinates: 46°45′14″N 89°35′03″W / 46.75389°N 89.58417°W / 46.75389; -89.58417Coordinates: 46°45′14″N 89°35′03″W / 46.75389°N 89.58417°W / 46.75389; -89.58417[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOntonagon
TownshipCarp Lake
Area
 • Total5.002 sq mi (12.96 km2)
 • Land5.002 sq mi (12.96 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation899 ft (274 m)
Population
 • Total474
 • Density95/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49971
Area code(s)906
GNIS feature ID1622143[1]

White Pine is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 474.[3]

White Pine is located at 46°45′14″N 89°35′03″W / 46.75389°N 89.58417°W / 46.75389; -89.58417[1] in Carp Lake Township between Bergland, Michigan and Silver City, Michigan, and east of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Copper Range Company operated a copper mine in White Pine.

It was a station on the Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul Railway. Thomas H. Wilcox, a mining engineer, found mass copper in the Mineral River and formed the White Pine Copper Company to mine it. The settlement was given a post office as "White Pine Mine" in June 1915.[5]

The White Pine ZIP code 49971 is a post office box only office serving two noncontiguous areas in Carp Lake Township.[6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: White Pine, Michigan
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ White Pine - Michigan's Upper Peninsula
  5. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  6. ^ 49971 5-Digit ZCTA, 499 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census.
  7. ^ USPS ZIP Code Lookup

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