West Traverse Township, Michigan

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West Traverse Township, Michigan
West Traverse Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
West Traverse Township, Michigan
West Traverse Township, Michigan
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
Country United States
State Michigan
County Emmet
 • Total 13.4 sq mi (34.6 km2)
 • Land 13.3 sq mi (34.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,448
 • Density 108.6/sq mi (41.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-86300[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627252[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.


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.




  • 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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