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Welcome to Black River ...

Black River is located in Alcona County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Black River: Black Riv.

Black River was established in 1849.

Black River is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Black River: (989)

The ZIP code for Black River: 48721<3>

Adding Black River to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Black River elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Black River ...

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

Beyond Michigan, there are 18 communities that are also named Black River - they are located in Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, New Brunswick (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia (3), Ontario, Washington and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Black River ...

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

  • Alpena [Alpena County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
    • Alpena [Alpena County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Black River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,956 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpena<6>
  • Harrisville [Alcona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
    • Harrisville [Alcona County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Black River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<6>
  • Lincoln [Alcona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
    • Lincoln [Alcona County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Black River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<6>
  • Lost Lake Woods [Alcona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Lake Woods
    • Lost Lake Woods [Alcona County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Black River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Lake Woods
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spruce [Alcona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce
      • Spruce [Alcona County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Black River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce<6>
    • Ossineke [Alpena County]
    • Hubbard Lake [Alcona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hubbard Lake
      • Hubbard Lake [Alcona County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Black River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard Lake
    • Springport [Alcona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springport
      • Springport [Alcona County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Black River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springport have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springport
    • Hubbard Lake [Alpena County]
    • Greenbush [Alcona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbush
      • Greenbush [Alcona County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Black River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbush have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbush<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black River ...

Looking for more information about Black River? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Black River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Black River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Michigan

About Alcona County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Black River. 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 Alcona, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 community (such as Black River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Black River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Black River) 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 Black River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8172, Longitude: -83.3034    
<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>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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