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County Information
The county was initially set off in 1863 and organized in 1869.
The name Benzie is derived from a French word.
The county seat is Beulah.

 At 321 square miles, Benzie County is the smallest of the 83 counties in Michigan.

Benzie County is located in the northwest of the Lower Peninsula, in the "little finger" position of the mitten-shaped peninsula and is considered to be part of the Northern Michigan region. Lake Michigan is to the west, Leelanau County and the Leelanau Peninsula are to the north. Grand Traverse County and Traverse City are to the east. Wexford County is to the southeast and Manistee County to the south. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore extends into the northwest portion of the county. Crystal Lake is a prominent physical feature of the area.  [source: wikipedia]


Benzonia * Beulah (county seat) * Elberta * Honor * Lake Ann * Thompsonville

Census-designated places
Bendon * Crystal Downs Country Club * Crystal Mountain * Hardwood Acres * Maple Grove * Nessen City * Pilgrim
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Website Updates:
May 2018 - Obituaries for Kenneth C. Demerly, Leona M. O'Donnell, Cartiss S. Sollenberger, Dorris J. Rogers, Sydney C. Hazel
Oct 2018 - News Article - Community news




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Adjacent Counties
Leelanau County - north
Grand Traverse County - east
Manistee County - south
Kewaunee County, Wisconsin - southwest
 Door County, Wisconsin - northwest

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