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Elmira, Michigan is an unincorporated community that spans eastern Elmira County in Otsego County, and western Warner Township in Antrim County.

Situated in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula, the chief route through the community is M-32. Other routes include Buell Road, Manglos Road, Mount Jack Road, and Webster Road. Nearby cities and villages include Boyne Falls (10.3 miles), Gaylord (11.0 miles), Boyne City (15.7 miles), Mancelona (16.4 miles), East Jordan (17.4 miles), and Vanderbilt (19.8 miles).

Elmira is a very small community, without much in the way of businesses or industries. The area surrounding the residential area is largely agricultural. Losey Lake and Long Lake are just south of the town, while another body of water is in the northeast.

Like many Michigan communities, Elmira was founded as a railroad town when the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad came through on its way to Mackinaw City in 1877, establishing a station there known as Eaton. In addition to the GR&I, the Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena Railroad crossed the GR&I tracks about a mile north of town on an overhead crossing.

The village was platted and recorded as Windsor on September 4, 1880, although it was never incorporated. On September 3, 1877, a post office was established as Elmira, with William S. Hartwell as postmaster, and the railroad station took that name, as well.

The focus of this guide is on the town known as Elmira, Michigan. As an unincorporated community, it does not have defined boundaries, but the residential area is easily delineated on a map. Websites representing individuals, businesses, churches, schools, organizations, attractions, or events within this area are appropriate for this category.

 

 

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