About This Place
Ontonagon ( /ɒntənɑːɡən/ on-tə-nah-gən) is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,769. It is the county seat of Ontonagon County.
The village is located within Ontonagon Township, at the mouth of the Ontonagon River on Lake Superior. Industry was centered on the Smurfit-Stone Container production facility at the river mouth until the plant closed in 2010.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.0 square kilometers (3.9 square miles). 9.7 square kilometres (3.8 square miles) of it is land and 0.3 square kilometres (0.1 square miles) of it is water. The total area is 3.35% water.