Hancock is a city in Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,323. It is the sister city of Porvoo, Finland. The East Hancock neighbourhood is part of the city. It contains Laurn Grove Park.
The Quincy Mining Company founded Hancock in 1859.
In 1869 a fire burnt down about 75% of the city.
Hancock is the home of Finlandia University, and a small part of the campus of Michigan Technological University is also located in Hancock. Ripley, Michigan is located immediately east of, and Franklin Mine, Michigan southeast of the city.
Web Sites and Links
Hancock, MichiganInformation and links about Hancock; businesses, map, government, recreation, parks, weather, festivals, and events.
Heikinpäivä Mid-Winter FestivalActivity schedule and information about this Finnish-American festival. Includes Finnish crafts, music, food, films and games, celebrated in mid January.
The Quincy Mine Hoist AssociationFeaturing a mile long tram ride, tour of the Quincy Mine Hoist and museum plus a real copper mine. Gift shop.