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Iosco County Townships & Towns

Iosco County Ghost Towns

  • Ausable, MI - first settled by fisherman at the mouth of the AuSable River in 1849, considered the first settlement by white men in the county. The population was stated to be 1500 in 1872. A financial disaster and the 1911 fire destroyed the town and it became part of Oscoda.
  • Doan, MI - settlement's mail came to AuSable. 
  • Edson, MI - located in Grant Twp., it once had a sawmill to support it. One source says the p.o. closed in 1905 and another in 1918. 
  • Five Channels - Located on the AuSable River - post office was 1912-1913 
  • Mark's Station - located in Section 5 of Alabaster Twp., it was a mail stop on the Detroit and Mackinac RailRoad. It was named for Leopold Marks (1860-1930) who came from Germany to Sterling in Arenac Co. in 1881, then relocated to Alabaster about 1890.
  • Ogemaw, MI - located in Grant Twp. in 1877. The post office was open from 1868 to 1875. 
  • Robinson - mail was through Alabaster about 1910 
  • Serradella - N.E. of Tawas on the D & M Railroad line - had a post office in 1918 
  • Siloam, MI - located in Reno Twp. The first post office opened in 1889. Called Cooper's Crossing by the railroad. 
  • Slingerland - mail also came through Alabaster 
  • Spenser's Mill - Plainfield Twp. - had a sawmill in 1876 
  • Taft - was a flag station for the Detroit & Mackinaw Railroad in 1894 
  • Turtle - was a flag station for the D & M Railroad - post office from 1901 to 1908 
  • Vaughn - was also a flag station for D & M Railroad - no dates found 
  • Wilber, MI - listed as having a population of 200 in 1890, only 20 remained by 1918. 
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