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Painesdale is an unincorporated community in Houghton County, Michigan, United States. Painesdale is located in Adams Township along M-26, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southwest of South Range.[2] Painesdale has a post office with ZIP code 49955.[3]

Painesdale, Michigan
Looking south along M-26
Looking south along M-26
Painesdale is located in Michigan
Coordinates: 47°02′36″N 88°40′20″W / 47.04333°N 88.67222°W / 47.04333; -88.67222Coordinates: 47°02′36″N 88°40′20″W / 47.04333°N 88.67222°W / 47.04333; -88.67222[1]
CountryUnited States
Elevation1,299 ft (396 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)906
GNIS feature ID634293[1]
Painesdale, Michigan
NRHP reference #93000623
Added to NRHPJuly 16, 1993



Houses in Painesdale

Painesdale was built by the Champion Mining Company between 1899 and 1917, and named after the Boston businessman William A. Paine, who was associated with many mines as well as the Paine Webber brokerage.[4] Painesdale was located near the copper load, and the company designed the town following theories of efficient planning.[4]

In 1993, the town was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[5] The designation applies to the area encompassing Painesdale streets and the Champion Mine.[6]


Painesdale contains rows of identical saltbox workers' houses as well as managers' houses that were more individualized.[4] A single shaft house from the Champion Mine is still in the lower part of town, surrounded by other substantial mine buildings.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Painesdale, 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. ^ a b c d "Painesdale". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  5. ^ Bogue, Margaret Beattie (2007). Around the Shores of Lake Superior: A Guide to Historic Sites, p. 300. The University of Wisconsin Press.
  6. ^ National Register of Historic Places.