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West Traverse Township, Michigan

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West Traverse Township, Michigan

West Traverse Township, Michigan
West Traverse Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
West Traverse Township, Michigan
West Traverse Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Emmet
 • Total 13.4 sq mi (34.6 km2)
 • Land 13.3 sq mi (34.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,448
 • Density 108.6/sq mi (41.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-86300[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627252[2]

West Traverse Township is a civil township of Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,448 at the 2000 census.


  • Communities 1
  • Geography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


A few of the historic homes on the Harbor Point peninsula
  • Harbor Point is an unincorporated community in a noncontiguous part of the township on a peninsula south of Harbor Springs at . The historic Little Traverse Lighthouse is located at the tip of the Harbor Point peninsula. It was began as a resort originally called Lansing Resort in 1878.[3]
  • The city of Harbor Springs is located at the south of the township, but is administratively autonomous.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.4 square miles (35 km2), of which 13.3 square miles (34 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.22%) is water.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Traverse Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 251

External links

  • West Traverse Township Website
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