Horton Bay, Michigan

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Horton Bay, Michigan
Census-designated place
Horton Bay is located in Michigan
Horton Bay
Horton Bay
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°17′4″N 85°4′45″W / 45.28444°N 85.07917°W / 45.28444; -85.07917Coordinates: 45°17′4″N 85°4′45″W / 45.28444°N 85.07917°W / 45.28444; -85.07917
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Charlevoix
Township Bay
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 512
 • Density 106/sq mi (41.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-39340
GNIS feature ID 1618908[1]

Horton Bay is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 512.[2]


Horton Bay is located in the southwest corner of Bay Township, on the bay of the same name in Lake Charlevoix. Boyne City Road leads 6 miles (10 km) southeast to Boyne City and 9 miles (14 km) northwest to U.S. Route 31 near Charlevoix. Horton Bay Road leads north 5 miles (8 km) to US 31 near Bay Shore.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Horton Bay CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km2), all of it land.[2]

In culture[edit]

Horton Bay was featured in several of Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams stories, including "The End of Something".