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Emmet County, Michigan


"Playground of the North"

Page Contents for Petoskey, Michigan

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Petoskey is approximately 6,080 (2000), 5670 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,804 (1990), 2538 (2010).
The amount of land area in Petoskey is 8.562 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.262 sq kilometers.
The distance from Petoskey to Washington DC is 611 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 184 miles. (as the crow flies)
Petoskey is positioned 45.36 degrees north of the equator and 84.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Petoskey elevation is 720 feet above sea level.
Petoskey median income is $ 42,991 (1998).
Petoskey average annual rainfall is 31.33 inches per year
Petoskey average annual snowfall is 117 inches per year.


in the northwestern portion of Michigan's lower peninsula near Petoskey.on the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. Here is a page with a map link for Petoskey.
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seasonal. Here is a page with weather links and other information.
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History & History Related Items

Petoskey was named for the Ottawa Chief, Pet-o-sega. The Francis Solanus Indian Mission from 1859 is still standing here. Though it's beginnings were as a lumber town, small manufacturing and tourism has become the mainstay of the local economy. Water sports and the local beaches bring summertime visitors to the area as well as the area being a draw for rock hounds due to the colorful and unusual fozzilized stones here. One of these, the Petoskey Stone, was adopted in 1965 as the official state stone.
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The settling of Petoskey


The incorporation of Petoskey

1879 (village), 1896 (city)


North Central Michigan College (A junior college) began here in 1958.

Petoskey Stones
Petoskey Stones are fossilized colony corals. For more info see the webpage

Learn all about Petoskey, Michigan

Things to do in the area.
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Petoskey City Government

Petoskey is the county seat for Emmet county. It has been such since 1853.

Petoskey Chamber

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce

Petoskey Organizations

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce

Petoskey Schools

The Petoskey Public Schools
Spitler Administration Building
Administration Offices
1130 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: 231-348-0150

North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard St.
Petroskey, Michigan 49770
Toll-free: 800-298-6605 Petoskey


The population of Petoskey was:
1960 - 6,138
1970 - 6,432
1980 - 6,097
1990 - 6,056
2000 - 6,080

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