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Horton Bay in Charlevoix County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Horton Bay

 
 
Horton Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
1. Horton Bay Marker
Inscription.

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. Touch 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);

Horton Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. Horton Bay Marker
Bay Township Hall in background
Pinehurst and Shangri-La (about 400 feet away); Big Rock Point / Nuclear Power Plant (approx. 7.2 miles away); B-52 Crash Fallen Crew Members Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Petoskey Post Office (approx. 8.6 miles away); Old Kent Bank of Petoskey (approx. 8.6 miles away); Coburn Building (approx. 8.6 miles away); Petoskey Housefurnishing Co. / Reid Furniture (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Horton Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Articles about Horton Bay MI. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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