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Beulah, Michigan is an incorporated village in Benzie County, for which it serves as the county seat.

Beulah is adjacent to the village of Benzonia, to the south, but is otherwise surrounded by Benzonia Township. The village is largely clustered along the southeastern end of Crystal Lake.

The chief route through the village is US-31. M-115 enters the village at its western border, where it is also known as Frankfort Highway, cutting through the southwestern portion of the village, then joining US-31 south of Beulah, where it is also known as Michigan Avenue. Minor routes include Case Road, Crystal Drive, McDonald Road, and Narrow Gauge Road.

The City of Crystal Lake is 7.5 miles west of Beulah, and the village of Elberta is just south of Crystal Lake. The village of Honor is 5.7 miles northeast, and Thompsonville is 19.4 miles southeast.

Beulah has two commercial districts: Downtown Beulah and the US-31 Corridor. Downtown Beulah is near the shores of Crystal Lake and includes shops selling artwork, flowers, jewelry, antiques, clothing, sporting goods, and books. Downtown Beulah also includes the post office, financial and accounting services, insurance agencies, community services, and other professional agencies, as well as restaurants, churches, and hotels. The US-31 Corridor features some of the village's newer businesses, as well as restaurants, gas stations, and shopping venues designed to serve people passing through.

Beulah was founded around 1880 by the Reverend Charles E. Bailey, who named the village for a Biblical passage.

"You shall no more be termed Forsaken and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight is in Her, and your land Beulah, that is Married." -- Isaiah 62:4

Benzonia was also founded by the Rev. Bailey, whose intention was to found a colony that would include a college or university, and Beulah was originally part of Benzonia. Beulah separated from Benzonia and was granted its own post office on February 8, 1892, with Charles S. Merritt serving as postmaster. Beulah was incorporated as a village in 1932.

Although the population of the village has declined slightly from 1980 to 2010, its average population has remained relatively stable. Its population was 378 in 1940, its peak population was 461 in 1970, and its population in 2010 was 342.

The focus of this category is on the village of Beulah, Michigan. Appropriate resources include websites associated with the village itself, or of any businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, and events within the village.


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