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Situated in the heart of the Huron National Forest, the unincorporated village of Glennie, Michigan is in the central-eastern portion of Curtis Township, in southwest Alcona County.

As an unincorporated community, Glennie does not have defined boundaries, but it is centered on the intersection of M-65 and F-30, surrounded by several lakes and ponds. There are no incorporated cities or villages within twenty miles of Glennie, but there are five within thirty: Lincoln, Tawas, East Tawas, Harrisville, and Rose City. Unincorporated villages within ten miles of Glennie include Cheviers, Bryant, Wallace, Kurtz, and Curtisville.

Like many other Michigan localities, the first European-Americans to settle the area were attracted to its forest resources. Curtis Township was organized in 1881, and the Detroit & Mackinac Railway established a station there to serve the wood products industry in 1889, and a post office was established as Glennie Station on October 5, 1889, with Ella Deacon as its first postmaster. Its name was shortened to Glennie on October 2, 1894.

Although Glennie was platted in the 1880s, the plat was not recorded until 1940, and the village was never incorporated.

Most of the early jobs in and around Glennie were related to the lumber and forest products industries. However, as timber resources were played out, the logging era began to decline in the early 1900s.

In 1909, the Huron National Forest was established, and the area's economy turned briefly toward agriculture, and then to tourism and outdoor recreational activities.

Today, most of the year-round residents of Glennie commute to larger cities or villages nearby, while seasonal residents summer in Glennie.

The Eagle Ridge Golf Course is southeast of the core part of the village, which also supports a couple of restaurants, a tavern, a few retail businesses catering to residents and visitors, and lodging facilities around area lakes.

This guide features online resources for businesses, churches, organizations, attractions, events, or recreational opportunities in Glennie, Michigan.

 

 

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