Vulcan Hotel, 1880
Vulcan, Dickinson County: in this area in 1872, Dr. Nelson P. Hulst began exploration for the Milwaukee Iron Company and developed the famous Vulcan mine; the village which in turn developed from it was founded by Lewis Whitehead in 1877; Milton C. Belknap became its first postmaster on Oct. 31, 1877; a station on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad; it was in Menominee County until Dickinson was organized in 1891; Vulcan was the Greek god for metal working. (William J. Marinelli, PM)
--Michigan Place Names, Walter Romig, publisher, Grosse Point Michigan, 1905
Vulcan, Dickinson County, Michigan, was named for a nearby iron ore mine. The mine was named for Vulcan, one of the gods of ancient Mythology.
--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
Vulcan in the News
MICHIGAN GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY: Sagola, Vulcan, Waucedah