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Maple City, Michigan is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in north Kasson Township, south Leelanau County.

The main routes through the small town are Maple City Road, Burdickville Road, and Bellinger Road. Incorporated cities and villages within twenty miles of Maple City include Lake Ann, Empire, Traverse City, Suttons Bay, and Honor, while the unincorporated communities of Cedar, Isadore, and Solon are within ten miles.

Kasson Township was surveyed by Kasson Freeman, and named for him when it was organized in 1865.

In 1867, a wood shoe-peg factory was built by William Parks and J.T. Sturtevant, who came from Ohio, and the settlement that grew up around the factory was originally known as Peg Town. However, when the residents applied for a post office, the postal service requested a different name for the town. The local residents chose Maple as the name for their town, for the maple timber that was prolific in the area, and a post office was established on March 9, 1875 as Maple City, with William H. Crowell as the first postmaster. He had purchased the shoe peg factory earlier that year. In 1880, the factory burned, and was replaced by a sawmill that operated until 1916.

Maple City is a small residential area of just over two hundred people.

As the focus of this portion of our guide is on Maple City, any businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, events, or recreational opportunities within the area are appropriate resources for this category.



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