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Situated along the East Arm of the Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan, Acme is an unincorporated community in northern Acme Township, Grand Traverse County, in the northwest Lower Peninsula.

The community of Yuba is north of Acme, while Bates is to the east. US Highway 31 runs roughly southwest-northeast through the community and township, connecting it with Yuba, while Michigan Highway 72 runs east-west, connecting the community to Bates. Many residents and businesses in Acme receive their mail through the Williamsburg post office. Williamsburg is about five miles to the east.

L. S. Hoxie came to the region from Saratoga County, New York in 1864, purchasing land and platting the settlement soon after. His son, Albertus T. Hoxie, became the first postmaster of Acme, although a post office had operated there under the name of Whitewater since July 16, 1857, and was renamed Acme on June 10, 1869. The post office was closed on February 15, 19333, and reopened on February 1, 1952, providing post office box service.

The Chicago & West Michigan Railway, which later became the Pere Marquette Railway, had a station at Acme. The Pere Marquette Railways discontinued operations in 1947.

Topics related to the unincorporated community of Acme is the focus of this category, although those from Acme Township may be found here, as well.



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