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Charlevoix county map

Size: 414 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-1400 Feet
Physiography: Hill-lands
Growing Season: 80-140 days
Annual Precipitation: 30-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 80-120 inches
Forest Type: Maple-Beech-Birch-Hemlock
Fall Colors: Late September - Early October

In 1847 James Strang, an elder o f the Mormon church, founded a religious colony on Beaver Island. After his assassination in 1856 the colony dissolved. With the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad in the 1870's the county began to grow. Lumbering attracted settlers. Tourism became an important industry. Boyne City hosts a national mushroom picking championship in May, and Charlevoix hosts an apple festival in the Fall.

Advance Barnard Bay Shore (49711)
Beaver Island Birch Hills Boyne City (49712)
Boyne Falls (49713) Burgess Charlevoix (49720)
Clarion East Jordan (49727) Horton Bay
Ironton Norwood Phelps
Saint James Springvale Walloon Lake (49796)
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