Metropolitan, Dickinson County: a station on a branch of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in 1880; the village was platted by the Metropolitan Mining Company in 1881; in was in Marquette County when Louis A. Fredericks (Friederichs) became its first postmaster on Aug. 31, 1881; it was transferred to Iron County in 1885 and to Dickinson in 1891; its post office operated until Dec. 30, 1963; because of its proximity to the Felch Mountains, the village was also known as Felch Mountain (Andreas; GSM 1883; PO Archives)

--Michigan Place Names, Walter Romig, publisher, Grosse Point Michigan, 1905

Metropolitan. Dickinson County, Michigan, was named from the iron ore mine of that name that was opened here. The name was expressive of the hope of its founders as to its magnitude and value.

--A history of the origin of the place names connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railways .. Stennett. William H., Chicago, 1908


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