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Encyclopedia > Harbor Springs, Michigan

Harbor Springs is a city in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,567 at the 2000 census. Location in the state of Michigan Formed April 1, 1840 Seat Petoskey Area  - Total  - Water 2,285 km² (882 mi²) 1,073 km² (414 mi²) 46. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ...


Harbor Springs is in a sheltered bay on the north shore of the Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. The Little Traverse Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse on the Harbor Point peninsula that forms the natural harbor there. M-119 connects with US 31 seven mile east and south at Bay View, with Petoskey just five miles away on the south side of the harbor. Little Traverse Bay is a small bay off Lake Michigan in the northern area of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... The Little Traverse Lighthouse with its replacement light tower and fog bell The Little Traverse Lighthouse is located at 45° 25′ 08″ N 84° 58′ 42″ W in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan on the north side of the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan on... M-119 is a 27. ... US Highway 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City, Michigan, and U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98 at Spanish Fort, Alabama. ... Bear Creek Township is a township located in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Petoskey is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Founded by the Jesuits, Harbor Springs was once called L'Arbre Croche, which means Crooked Tree. In 1847, L'Arbre Croche had the largest concentration of Indians in the states. French traders renamed the area Petit Traverse, or Little Traverse, when they arrived in the area. The village was eventually incorporated as Harbor Springs in 1880.


One of the cities more prominent members is the late Ephraim Shay, who was most famous for the invention of the Shay locomotive. The hexagonal shaped house he built in downtown Harbor Springs still stands today. The local elementary school is named after him (Shay Elementary) Ephraim Shay, 1861 Ephraim Shay, 1880 Ephraim Shay in this later years. ... The Shay locomotive was the most popular and best-known type of geared steam locomotive. ... A regular hexagon A hexagon (also known as sexagon) is a polygon with six edges and six vertices. ...


The city swells in the summer tourist "season" - which generally ranges from Memorial Day to Labor Day - and has a picturesque, New England feel to it year-round. Popular activities include boating, sailing, strolling on the city pier, playing tennis, and shopping the 4-block downtown area, which boasts an inordinate number of upscale shops for such a small area. The downtown area includes several restaurants, including the historic Mary Ellen's (a '50's-style soda fountain that is authentic and untouched by trendy remodeling), the local favorite pizza place, Turkey's (named for its owner, who apparently "hobbled like a turkey" when injuring himself during high school football season), and Bar Harbor, famed for its burgers and as a gathering place for yachtsmen. Juilleret's is a popular family-run restaurant that began in 1895 when Joseph and Martha Juilleret opened a boat livery and an ice cream parlor on the same location. Juilleret then passed the restaurant down to his son, "Jimmy Jewelz" in the late 1970s. Jimmy Jewelz has since been named Harbor Springs' top restauranteur 18 times throughout his illustrious tenure. Gurney's Bottle Shop has take-out deli sandwiches that are very popular.


Also downtown are a small but thorough bookstore (Between the Covers), several coffeeshops, fudge shops, and over a dozen art galleries, the destinations of many of the "fudgies" (Northern Michigan-speak for "tourist" because of their frequent fudge purchases) who clog the sidewalks during the summer months. In the winter, the town serves as the base for visiting skiiers, as both the Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob ski resort are only a few miles away, and the town's custom of setting their Christmas tree in the middle of the downtown street has been seen on many postcards.


The town is also just a few miles from neighboring Petoskey, Michigan, which is on the other side of the bay and offers a wider variety of activities including a multiplex movie theater, a thriving downtown area of its own, and several big-box stores.


Geography

Location of Harbor Springs, Michigan

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²), all land. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias MI county maps by Seth Ilys. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,567 people, 683 households, and 383 families residing in the city. The population density was 465.4/km² (1,208.9/mi²). There were 1,086 housing units at an average density of 322.5/km² (837.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.70% White, 0.19% African American, 5.87% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 683 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.88. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,341, and the median income for a family was $46,750. Males had a median income of $29,236 versus $27,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,876. About 5.3% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • City of Harbor Springs
  • Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • HarborSprings.org
  • Little Traverse Conservancy
  • Harbor Springs Realty

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Harbor Springs Area Historical Society - Preserving the History of Harbor Springs Michigan (224 words)
The mission of the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society (HSAHS) is to maintain, manage and operate an organization to acquire, preserve, display and study historical materials, objects and artifacts relating to the City of Harbor Springs, Michigan and surrounding communities.
The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society was founded in 1990 as a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Harbor Springs area.
In keeping with its purpose, HSAHS volunteers organize events and activities which promote the preservation and protection of the area’s past in order to ensure a legacy for the future.
Harbor Springs, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (780 words)
Harbor Springs is a city in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Harbor Springs is in a sheltered bay on the north shore of the Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan.
The village was eventually incorporated as Harbor Springs in 1880.
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