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Do you know of Beaver Lake ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Beaver Lake. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Beaver Lake.

Our sources for Beaver Lake (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Beaver Lake other than they indicate that Beaver Lake would be found somewhere in Ogemaw County, Michigan.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1873 and closed  in 1911.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Beaver Lake ...

We found six communities that share the name Beaver Lake.

Within Michigan, the name Beaver Lake is unique.

Beyond Michigan, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these six communities, three are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alberta community of Beaver Lake.
    • British Columbia
      • Please visit our profile page for the British Columbia community of Beaver Lake.
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Hampshire community of Beaver Lake [Rockingham County].
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Beaver Lake [Sussex County].
    • Ontario
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Beaver Lake.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lycoming County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Beaver Lake [Lycoming County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Beaver Lake ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Beaver Lake:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Along The Tracks, A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads
Written by: Meints, Graydon M.
Published by Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University - 1987
(Available from

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Beaver Lake - Services available: had a Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

Michigan Central Railroad Time Tables (July 1912)
Published by Michigan Central Railroad

Michigan Central Railroad Time Tables (May 1892)
Published by Michigan Central Railway

Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

More Orphans in  Ogemaw County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Ogemaw County.

Bush LakeMillers Mill
Chicago SidingOgemaw
Clear LakePiper
Edwards LakeSages Lake
Georges LakeSmith Junction
Hardwood LakeThompson

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Beaver Lake could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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