Named for pioneer settler Samuel Horton, this village was founded as a lumbering community in 1876, complete with sawmill, shanty boys, boarding house, company store, blacksmith shop and draft horses. The store and many early buildings still stand. After the timber was gone, three fine restaurants opened: Dilworth's, The Waffle Shop and The Red Fox Inn. Young Ernest Hemingway frequently came here to fish and camp on "The Point." This area is the setting for several of his famous "Nick Adams" short stories. Hemingway was married here in 1921.
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0463.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 45° 17.077′ N, 85° 4.706′ W. Marker is in Horton Bay, Michigan, in Charlevoix County. Marker is on Boyne City-Charlevoix Road (County Road 56) east of Lake Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5045 Boyne City Road, Boyne City MI 49712, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horton Bay General Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Also see . . . Articles about Horton Bay MI. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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