The date was November 27, 1866, the place was the Houghton County Clerk’s office, and the attendance was the Board of Supervisors for the County of Houghton. The matter at hand was the erection and formation of a new township to be taken from the Township of Franklin. The first meeting of Calumet Township was held on Monday, December 17th, 1866 at the Calumet Mining Company for the purpose of electing officers.
Calumet Township covers 33.2 square miles and is 13 miles of north of the Portage Ship Canal on US 41. It has 3 villages within its borders, the Village of Calumet, the Village of Laurium and Copper City Village. It is the largest township in Houghton County with a population of 6489 in the 2010 Census. Calumet Township has a unique blend of history and recreation with a small town atmosphere.