Fayette Historic Park

Fayette Historic State Park was once a bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron for economical shipping to the Great Lakes steel companies. Named after Fayette Brown, the Jackson Iron Company agent who chose the site, Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula’s most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor, the town of Fayette grew up around two blast furnaces, a large dock, and several charcoal kilns after the Civil War. Nearly five hundred residents, many immigrating from Canada, the British Isles, and northern Europe, lived in and near the town that … Continue reading Fayette Historic Park