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Welcome to Aral (aka 'Otter Creek') ...

So far, we have found very little information about Aral. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Aral to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Aral, please Contact Us.


Aral would have been located within present day Benzie County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Aral, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Aral is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Aral was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Aral (for example, toward Sturgeon Bay (WI)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

If Aral still existed, it would have been in the (231) area code.

Communities Also Named Aral ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Aral - they are located in Kansas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Aral ...

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

  • Frankfort [Benzie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankfort
    • Frankfort [Benzie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Aral
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,290 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankfort<7>
  • Benzonia [Benzie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benzonia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benzonia
    • Benzonia [Benzie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Aral
    • Estimated population in 2019: 506 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benzonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benzonia<7>
  • Thompsonville [Benzie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
    • Thompsonville [Benzie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Aral
    • Estimated population in 2019: 453 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsonville<7>
  • Empire [Leelanau County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire [Leelanau County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the north of Aral
    • Estimated population in 2019: 376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Empire<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elberta [Benzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elberta
      • Elberta [Benzie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Aral
      • Estimated population in 2019: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elberta<7>
    • Beulah [Benzie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Benzie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Aral
      • Estimated population in 2019: 345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<7>
    • Honor [Benzie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honor
      • Honor [Benzie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Aral
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honor<7>
    • Lake Ann [Benzie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ann have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ann
      • Lake Ann [Benzie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Aral
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ann
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Ann<7>
    • Jacktown [Leelanau County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jacktown. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
      • Jacktown [Leelanau County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Aral
    • Glen Haven [Leelanau County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Haven
      • Glen Haven [Leelanau County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Aral

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 Aral. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aral.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aral. 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 Aral.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Michigan

About Benzie County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Benzie County: www.berriencounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Aral, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Benzie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aral - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Aral) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aral. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aral

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aral. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7624, Longitude: -86.0747       In this case, the coordinates for Aral have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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