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Cheboygan, MI 49721
Harbor Springs, MI 49723
Facts about Mackinac Island, Michigan
Mackinac Island (/ˈmækᵻnɔː/ MAK-in-aw) is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. In the 2010 census, the city had a permanent population of 492, although there are thousands of seasonal workers and tourists during the summer months. An important fur trading center from the eighteenth century, with a predominately French-speaking population of French Canadians and Métis, after the War of 1812, it gained more Anglo-American residents. From 1818–1882 the city was the county seat of the former Michilimackinac County, which was later organized as Mackinac County with St. Ignace designated as the county seat. The city includes all of Mackinac Island and the unpopulated Round Island, which is federally owned and part of Hiawatha National Forest. The city limits include all of Mackinac Island State Park, which area makes up 80% of Mackinac Island; it is governed by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission. The city is served by the Mackinac Island Public School.A unique local ordinance prohibits the use of any motor vehicles on the island. The most common means of travel are foot, bicycle, or horseback. Certain enumerated exceptions include emergency vehicles, electric wheelchairs for those with disabilities, snowmobiles in winter, and golf carts for on-course use only. Mackinac Island is home to the famed Grand Hotel. The 1980 movie Somewhere in Time was filmed here, and the city made an exception to allow the production company to use motorized vehicles on the island.Mackinac Island is also noted for its many fudge shops on the island. The island has a very large industry making fudge in a traditional manner, creating large portions on cold marble slabs. The many varieties are a tourist draw and common gift throughout Michigan.
Mackinac Island Obituaries
It was revealed by Statesville Landmark on March 16th, 2017 that Arleigh Joe Sr Carpenter passed away in Davidson, North Carolina. Carpenter was 72 years old and was born in Mackinac Island, MI. Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Arleigh Joe Sr's life.
It was noted on September 12th, 1902 that Charles Ira Elwood passed away in Mackinac Island, Michigan. Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Charles Ira's life.
Mackinac Island is a city located on Mackinac Island and Round Island in Mackinac County, Michigan County in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 United States Census census, the city had a total year-round population of 523, although there are thousands more during the Mackinac Island tourist season. From 1818 to 1882 the city was the county seat of Mackinac County, Michigan (later Mackinac) county. . .
The official website for the city of Mackinac Island is http://www.cityofmi.org/.
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