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Fife Lake, Michigan
(Kalkaska County)

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Welcome to Fife Lake ...

The village of Fife Lake is primarily located in Kalkaska County<1>. A portion of Fife Lake extends into Grand Traverse County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Fife Lake: Fife Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fife Lake has a population of 476 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fife Lake.

Fife Lake is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Fife Lake is within the (231) area code.

The ZIP code for Fife Lake: 49633<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fife Lake had an population of 476 people. This is an increase of 7.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fife Lake had a population of 443 people. This makes Fife Lake the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 443 people, the population of Fife Lake decreased 4.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 466 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fife Lake.

Communities Also Named Fife Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Michigan communities named Fife Lake: This one is located in Kalkaska County and the other is located in Grand Traverse County.

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

Communities near Fife Lake ...

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

  • Traverse City [Grand Traverse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traverse City
    • Traverse City [Grand Traverse County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Fife Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,734 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traverse City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Traverse City<7>
  • Kalkaska [Kalkaska County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalkaska
    • Kalkaska [Kalkaska County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Fife Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kalkaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalkaska
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalkaska<7>
  • Kingsley [Grand Traverse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsley
    • Kingsley [Grand Traverse County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Fife Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,618 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsley<7>
  • Manton [Wexford County]
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    • Manton [Wexford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Fife Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,591 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake City [Missaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Missaukee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Fife Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 837 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<7>
    • Buckley [Wexford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckley
      • Buckley [Wexford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Fife Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 717 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckley<7>
    • Walton [Grand Traverse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton
      • Walton [Grand Traverse County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Fife Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walton has also been known as:
      • Walton Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton
    • Deibert [Kalkaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deibert
      • Deibert [Kalkaska County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Fife Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deibert
    • South Boardman [Kalkaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boardman
      • South Boardman [Kalkaska County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Fife Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boardman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boardman<7>
    • Summit City [Grand Traverse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit City
      • Summit City [Grand Traverse County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Fife Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fife Lake ...

Looking for more information about Fife Lake? 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 Fife Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fife Lake.

Adding Fife Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fife Lake 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 Fife Lake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Fife Lake

Cities, Towns and Villages of Michigan

About Kalkaska County

About Michigan

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fife Lake. 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 Kalkaska, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fife Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fife Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Fife Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fife Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Fife Lake) 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 Fife Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fife LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fife Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5731, Longitude: -85.3511       In this case, the coordinates for Fife Lake 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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