Gentian, Michigan

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Gentian, Michigan
Gentian is located in Michigan
Gentian
Gentian
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°25′52″N 87°28′00″W / 46.43111°N 87.46667°W / 46.43111; -87.46667Coordinates: 46°25′52″N 87°28′00″W / 46.43111°N 87.46667°W / 46.43111; -87.46667
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMarquette
TownshipSands
Elevation
1,243 ft (379 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49855
Area code(s)906
GNIS feature ID1617580[1]

Gentian is an unincorporated community in Marquette County, in the U.S. state of Michigan.[1]

History[edit]

Gentian was named from the fringed gentian flowers growing near the town site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gentian, Michigan
  2. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 75.