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Station:  Elk Rapids, MI

Elk Rapids is a village in the very southwest corner of Antrim County, nestled between Grand Traverse Bay and Elk Lake. The area was settled in 1848 and the village platted in 1852 as Stevens and renamed to its current name in 1858. [MPN] The Chicago & West Michigan railroad established a branch from Williamsburg (near Traverse City in Grand Traverse County) which extended to this townsite.


1905 new engine house. The PM erected a two-stall frame engine house to replace one destroyed by fire. [PMAR-1905]