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Welcome to Alfred ...

Alfred is located in the central region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Alfred is located in Dickinson County<1>.

The location of Alfred has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alfred is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alfred lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Alfred and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Alfred is within the (906) area code.

Communities Also Named Alfred ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Michigan communities named Alfred: This one is located in Dickinson County and the other is located in Dickinson County.

Beyond Michigan, there are 13 communities that are also named Alfred - they are located in Kansas, Maine, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alfred.

Communities near Alfred ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alfred.

  • Arnold [Marquette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Marquette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Alfred
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnold<5>
  • Ralph [Dickinson County]
  • Foster City [Dickinson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster City
    • Foster City [Dickinson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alfred
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Foster City<5>
  • Felch [Dickinson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felch
    • Felch [Dickinson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alfred
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Felch<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Watson [Marquette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Marquette County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Alfred
    • Turner [Dickinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner
      • Turner [Dickinson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Alfred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner
    • Gwinn [Marquette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwinn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwinn
      • Gwinn [Marquette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alfred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwinn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gwinn<5>
    • LaBranche [Menominee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaBranche
      • LaBranche [Menominee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Alfred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaBranche
    • Dryads [Menominee County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dryads. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryads
      • Dryads [Menominee County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Alfred
    • Little Lake [Marquette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Lake
      • Little Lake [Marquette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Alfred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Lake<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alfred. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alfred.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alfred. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alfred.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alfred. See our Newspapers Page for Alfred.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alfred ...

Looking for more information about Alfred? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alfred, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alfred.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Michigan

About Dickinson County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alfred. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Dickinson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alfred - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alfred) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alfred. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0838, Longitude: -87.6326       In this case, the coordinates for Alfred have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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