West Traverse Township, Michigan

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West Traverse Township, Michigan
Location within Emmet County
Location within Emmet County
West Traverse Township is located in Michigan
West Traverse Township
West Traverse Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°27′29″N 85°1′20″W / 45.45806°N 85.02222°W / 45.45806; -85.02222Coordinates: 45°27′29″N 85°1′20″W / 45.45806°N 85.02222°W / 45.45806; -85.02222
CountryUnited States
 • Total13.4 sq mi (34.6 km2)
 • Land13.3 sq mi (34.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
945 ft (288 m)
 • Total1,448
 • Density108.6/sq mi (41.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-86300[1]
GNIS feature ID1627252[2]

West Traverse Township is a civil township of Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,448 at the 2000 census.


Harbor Point, circa 1900s
A few of the historic homes on the Harbor Point peninsula


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.4 square miles (35 km2), of which 13.3 square miles (34 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.22%) is water. The city of Harbor Springs is located south of the township.



  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Traverse Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 251.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.

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