Location: Stanton Junction, MI
Known locally as Haynor, Stanton Junction is located about three and one half miles north of Ionia in Section 12 of Easton Township. This is where the Stanton Branch left the main line from Ionia that went on up to Kiddville and Greenville. There was a telegraph office located here. Pusher engines, or "helpers," uncoupled here to return to Ionia after helping northbound trains up the "Big Hill". From Merritt Scharnweber. [I&L]
From Kevin Springsteen: "After the PM built the line between Greenville and Stanton in 1901, the switch about half mile south of Stanton where the Greenville line left the line to Sheridan and Ionia was referred to as Stanton Junction. By this time, Haynor in Ionia County had surpassed the use of Stanton Junction name there."
Grade Improvement. The DL&N lowered by sevven feet the summit of the "Ionia" grade near here. This included nearly ten thousand cubic yards of earth, which was used for grading sidings and raising embankments nearby. [DL&N-1878]
1882 improvement: The DL&N finished a new station here. [DL&N-1882]