The small town of Curran, Michigan, is located within the larger area of Mitchell Township. The town was originally just a lumber camp, built in 1875 by Phillip Curran. The town of Curran slowly built around the camp and was incorporated in 1890.
Curran has the smallest population in Alcona County, MI. The town is perfect for tourists who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a relaxing, farming atmosphere. Most of the land in Curran is taken up by cattle and hay farms.