Hancock is located in Michigan’s Houghton County. Hancock has a population of 4, 549 and was founded in 1859. When you cross the Portage Canal Lift Bridge from Houghton, follow the steep winding road and turn the corner, you suddenly discover Hancock, the gateway to the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. Since the end of the copper industry, tourism has come to forefront as the region’s primary industry, and Hancock has supported the transition with its unique heritage, vibrant arts scene, recreational opportunities and eclectic retailers. Hancock has a strong Finnish heritage. From Finlandia University to the omnipresent saunas, you’ll find Finnish heritage deeply embedded in the community.