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Welcome to Ayr ...

Ayr is located in Emmet County<1>.

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

Ayr is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ayr lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ayr lies within the (231) area code.

Communities Also Named Ayr ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Ayr - they are located in Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Ayr ...

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

  • Petoskey (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petoskey
    • Petoskey lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,727 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petoskey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petoskey<5>
  • Harbor Springs (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Springs
    • Harbor Springs lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,203 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harbor Springs<5>
  • Pellston (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pellston
    • Pellston lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 843 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pellston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pellston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pellston<5>
  • Alanson (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alanson
    • Alanson lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 755 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alanson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alanson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alanson<5>
  • Wolverine (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolverine
    • Wolverine lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Ayr and is located in Cheboygan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 234 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolverine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolverine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolverine<5>
  • Oden (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oden
    • Oden lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oden<5>
  • Conway (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
    • Conway lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<5>
  • Ponshewaing (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponshewaing
    • Ponshewaing lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponshewaing
  • Ramona Park (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramona Park
    • Ramona Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramona Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramona Park
  • Wequetonsing (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wequetonsing
    • Wequetonsing lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Ayr and is located in Emmet County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wequetonsing

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ayr ...

Looking for more information about Ayr? 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 Ayr, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ayr.

Adding Ayr to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ayr in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ayr was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ayr on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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About Emmet County

About Michigan

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

The official website for Emmet County: www.co.emmet.mi.us/

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 Emmet, 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 Ayr - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ayr) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ayr. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4922, Longitude: -84.8534       In this case, the coordinates for Ayr 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.




 

 

 

 

 


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