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Amasa, Michigan
Amasa, Michigan is located in Michigan
Amasa, Michigan
Amasa, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Iron
Township Hematite Township
 • Total 4.04 sq mi (10.47 km2)
 • Land 4.03 sq mi (10.45 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
1,441 ft (439 m)
 • Total 283
 • Density 70/sq mi (27.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-01960
GNIS feature ID 0620044

Amasa is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in southern Hematite Township, Iron County, Michigan, in the United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 283. As of 2021 it has a population of 365.


Amasa was named for Amasa Stone of Cleveland, Ohio. It was formed by mostly Finnish settlers, and was primarily a mining town. It was originally named "Hemlock," but was renamed to Amasa in 1892. The community has a general store called Tall Pines, a museum, and a restaurant called the Rusty Sawblade.


U.S. Highway 141 passes through the forested town, leading north 23 miles (37 km) to Covington and south 12 miles (19 km) to Crystal Falls, the Iron County seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.5 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.15%, are water. The Hemlock River, a tributary of the Paint River and part of the Menominee River watershed flowing to Lake Michigan, flows from northeast to southwest through Amasa.

Notable People

  • Jim Christensen, a folk singer-songwriter, is from Amasa. He released his album "Heart Winds" in 1998.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Amasa (Míchigan) para niños

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