Pointe Aux Barques Township, Michigan
|Pointe Aux Barques Township, Michigan|
|• Total||1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|• Land||1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)|
|Elevation||600 ft (183 m)|
|• Density||7.7/sq mi (2.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626921|
Pointe Aux Barques is one of Michigan's most affluent, private summer vacation communities. Its origination began in 1896. Many generations that started vacationing there still have homes there today. Pointe Aux Barques is one of the smallest townships in Michigan, consisting of only three partial sections at the tip of the Thumb on the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse is located in Huron Township, not Pointe Aux Barques. The township is the smallest in Michigan by population. It is also the smallest municipality in Michigan by population.
Among the private community offerings are a nine-hole golf course and three tennis courts. The golf course is home to two summer tournaments played in July and August. Golf tournament weekends are celebrated with a dinner dance at the clubhouse located within the private community.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km²) (17.39%) is water.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pointe Aux Barques Township, Michigan
- Population Data Archived 2007-08-16 at the Wayback Machine., Michigan Townships Association
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pointe Aux Barques, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map