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Benzonia, Michigan

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Welcome to Benzonia ...

The village of Benzonia is located in Benzie County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Benzonia has a population of 503 people<1> (see below for details).

Benzonia is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Benzonia lies within the (231) area code.

The ZIP code for Benzonia: 49616<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benzonia had a population of 497 people. This makes Benzonia the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 497 people, the population of Benzonia decreased 4.24% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 519 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Benzonia had an population of 503 people. This is an increase of 1.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.08% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Benzonia.

Communities near Benzonia ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Benzonia and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Bear Lake   [Map]   280   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Copemish   [Map]   191   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elberta   [Map]   372   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Empire   [Map]   372   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Frankfort   [Map]   1,280   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Honor   [Map]   326   NE   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Benzonia.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benzonia. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Benzonia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benzonia. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Benzonia:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benzonia ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Benzonia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Benzonia.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Benzonia. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Michigan

About Benzie County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Benzie County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benzonia.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benzonia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Benzonia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Benzonia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Benzonia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benzonia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benzonia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benzonia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benzonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6160, Longitude: -86.0990     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benzonia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Benzonia.


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