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Welcome to Rapson ...

Rapson is located in Michigan's Thumb.

Rapson is located in Huron County<1>.

Rapson is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Rapson lies within the (989) area code.

Communities near Rapson ...

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

  • Bad Axe [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bad Axe
    • Bad Axe [Huron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Rapson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,889 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bad Axe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bad Axe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bad Axe<5>
  • Harbor Beach [Huron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Beach
    • Harbor Beach [Huron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Rapson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,570 people
    • Former name for Harbor Beach:
    • Sand Beach
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harbor Beach<5>
  • Pigeon [Huron County]
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    • Pigeon [Huron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Rapson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pigeon<5>
  • Ubly [Huron County]
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    • Ubly [Huron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Rapson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ubly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ubly<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elkton [Huron County]
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      • Elkton [Huron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Rapson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<5>
    • Port Austin [Huron County]
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      • Port Austin [Huron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Rapson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Austin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Austin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Austin<5>
    • Kinde [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinde
      • Kinde [Huron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Rapson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 411 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinde<5>
    • Port Hope [Huron County]
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      • Port Hope [Huron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Rapson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Hope<5>
    • Minden City [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden City
      • Minden City [Sanilac County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Rapson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden City<5>
    • Forestville [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Sanilac County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Rapson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rapson ...

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

Adding Rapson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Rapson on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rapson. 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 Huron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rapson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rapson) 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 Rapson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RapsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rapson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8558, Longitude: -82.8826    
<4>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.
<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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