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Welcome to Stephenson ...

The city of Stephenson is located in the central region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Stephenson is located in Menominee County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Stephenson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1876.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stephenson has a population of 826 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Stephenson is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Stephenson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Stephenson is located in the (906) area code.

The ZIP code for Stephenson: 49887<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stephenson had an population of 826 people. This is a decrease of 4.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stephenson had a population of 862 people. This makes Stephenson the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 862 people, the population of Stephenson decreased 1.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 875 people).

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

Communities Also Named Stephenson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Stephenson - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Stephenson ...

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

  • Wausaukee
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wausaukee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wausaukee
    • Wausaukee is located in Marinette County (WI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
  • Powers
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers
    • Powers is located in Menominee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powers <6>
  • Carney
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Koss
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Koss
    • Koss is located in Menominee County
  • Kells
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kells
    • Kells is located in Menominee County
  • Longrie
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longrie
    • Longrie is located in Menominee County
  • Swanson
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanson
    • Swanson is located in Menominee County
  • Wallace
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Banat
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banat
    • Banat is located in Menominee County
  • Carbondale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale is located in Menominee County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stephenson ...

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

Adding Stephenson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Stephenson was on a map titled Road Map for Michigan (from Shell Oil, 1956).

We also found Stephenson in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Stephenson post office opened in 1876.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Stephenson.

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

The official website for Menominee County: www.menomineecounty.com/

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 Menominee, 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 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 Stephenson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stephenson - 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 city (such as Stephenson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stephenson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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