Linwood, Michigan

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Linwood, Michigan
unincorporated community
Linwood, Michigan is located in Michigan
Linwood, Michigan
Linwood, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°44′21″N 83°57′44″W / 43.73917°N 83.96222°W / 43.73917; -83.96222Coordinates: 43°44′21″N 83°57′44″W / 43.73917°N 83.96222°W / 43.73917; -83.96222
Country United States
State Michigan
County Bay County
Township Fraser Township
Kawkawlin Township
Settled 1872
Elevation[1] 584 ft (178 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 48634
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-47880[2]
GNIS feature ID 630524[1]

Linwood is a small unincorporated community in the northern portion of Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The community is on the boundary between Fraser Township on the north and Kawkawlin Township on the south. It is situated with M-13 to the west and the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron on the east, between Kaiser Tower Road and Elevator Road where Linwood Road becomes Center Road.[1] Bay City is about 12 miles to the south and Linwood is included in the Bay City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The waters off Linwood in the Saginaw Bay are known for their excellent Perch and Walleye fishing. Walleye can typically be found in abundant numbers from May through mid-July, and make Linwood a great getaway for fishermen during the summer months. The local bars, restaurants, marina and campground make the village a popular destination for vacationers and fishermen during the summer.

The Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area is three miles to the north while the Tobico Marsh is three miles to the south. Both are popular places for bird observation and the Wildlife Area is popular with seasonal waterfowl hunters.

Every August, the Pickle Festival is held in Linwood.

Radio station WSAG-FM (104.1) is licensed to Linwood by the Federal Communications Commission, though its studios are in Saginaw.


The settlement began as "Terry's Station", a depot on the Mackinaw division of the Michigan Central Railroad, named for James G. Terry, the head of a local lumber company. He was the first postmaster of a post office named "Terry Station", which opened on February 21, 1872. The office closed on February 16, 1874, but was reestablished on June 6, 1877. On June 28, 1882, the name was changed to Linwood, derived from a combination of the words "line" and "wood", since it was on the line between two different townships and it was also heavily wooded. The railroad station was renamed "Linwood Park".[3][4]

ZIP code area and demographics[edit]

The Linwood post office has ZIP code 48634 and serves the northern portions of Kawkawlin Township and Beaver Township and the southern portions of Fraser Township and Garfield Township.[5] At the 2000 census, the population of the Zip Code Tabulation Area for 48634 was 4,684.[6]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Linwood, Michigan & GNIS in Google Maps
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Linwood Post Office
  4. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  5. ^ ZCTA Reference Map for 48634, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  6. ^ 48634 5-Digit ZCTA, DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, United States Census, 2000

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