Deerton, Michigan

Deerton, Michigan is an unincorporated community in Alger County that was founded in 1882 when the Detroit, Mackinac & Marquette Railroad constructed a station for a lumbering camp. A post office opened in 1922, and in 1926, a small school was constructed at the junction of Deerton-Onota Road. Today, not much is left in the community – most of the residences are abandoned, although the school still operates.

Deerton, Michigan, an unincorporated community in Alger County, Michigan, was founded in 1882 when the Detroit, Mackinac & Marquette Railroad constructed a station for a lumbering camp. A post office opened in 1922 and in 1926, a small school was constructed at the junction of Deerton-Onota Road. Today, not much is left in the community – most of the residences are abandoned, although the school still operates.

Deerton, Michigan

3 Comments

  1. My parents were raised in deerton sally hostetler and harry lines . I lived deerton a couple of years as a child.spent
    a lot of time snowmobiling and swimming in deer lake . I lived there in the same time as Martha she must know my family but I was little and don’t remember her . I also lived on the river and my grandparents lived on the other side . At that time I was the only child in deerton .

  2. I lived in Deerton in the 1970’s, on the Laughing Whitefish River in a little family cabin. I worked as a nurse at Marquette General Hospital, and my (then) husband was a student at Northern Michigan University. We left so he could attend graduate school, and I now live on an island off the coast of Washington State. We made many friends there, some who I still am in contact with. We were part of the start of the Hiawatha Music (Coop) Festival, started so we could have more bands come through the area, that we could enjoy. I miss the great beauty of northern Michigan, and am sad to see my neighbor’s home boarded up on this site.

  3. I lived in deerton when i was a kid beautiful country and freedom. If there was work there i would be back there in a heart beat.

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