REMINDER:  Negaunee Library Drop Box Available for Use...

A Negaunee Library drop box is located at the Township Hall located on M-35.  Use the box to make library returns more convenient.

Trail Lighting Project Complete ...

The project was possible thanks to a grant and partnerships with local groups including NMU's Lineman Tech program and the Marquette Board of Light and Power - lit daily from 5:30pm-Midnight and 6am-9am.  

Fire Department Recruitment underway ...

The Negaunee Township Fire Department is currently accepting applications for firefighters and EMS.  Click on the link to obtain more information ...

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The Township Road Project (with new Road Millage funds) will get started on May 21 with Smith Construction working on Forest Drive starting on the East end, then moving to Heritage Drive working on culvert replacement. From there this crew will move toward the North and West doing ditching and culvert replacement. 

Bacco Construction will be starting June 4 with road base work and paving. Depending on the road conditions the work could be as simple as overlaying of new pavement or as involved as gravel addition and pulverising with new driveway approaches included. Most of the heavy rehabilitation will be in the area on both sides of the Big Dead Basin. 

There are no plans to close road sections at this time. Traffic will be under flag control and one lane will be open at all times. Residents are reminded to adjust their schedules as work will be on a 12 hour per day schedule.

Work is expected to be completed by mid- August. Please consult either the township website or the Facebook site or the office if there are questions. Please give our workers adequate room for their safety and have a nice summer!

Gary Wommer
Township Trustee - Project Oversight.

Please take a few minutes to review our newly created Wellhead Protection video ...


 EMT & Firefighter of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Mark Herring (left) and Rick Carlson (right).

- Mark was named Firefighter of the Year for 2017.

- Rick was named EMT of the Year for 2017.

The Negaunee Township Fire Department and the residents of the Township are very fortunate to have these two individuals serving on the community. 


Located in Marquette County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Negaunee Township was established on February 14, 1859. 


The Townhip was originally made up of the territory which had been Teal Lake Township, with various sections of the western part subsequently being detached in the formation of Ishpeming and Tilden Townships

The first settlements in the Township were made under the sponsorship of the Jackson Iron Company, as iron ore was discovered in the area by William A. Burt on September 19, 1844. 

Today Negaunee Township is home to both residents and commercial businesses.  The scenic setting is traversed by the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, a 48-mile, multi-use, year round trail that connects communities and people to the region’s historic sites and human stories.  In addition, trails and water access throughout the Township offer year round recreation possibilities.