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Harbor Beach
Huron County, Michigan

ZipCodes
48441

Motto
World's Greatest Man-Made Harbor



Page Contents for Harbor Beach, Michigan

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Harbor Beach is approximately 2,089 1990, 1703 2010.
The approximate number of families is 987 1990, 774 2010.
The amount of land area in Harbor Beach is 4.4 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Harbor Beach is 1.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.209 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harbor Beach to Washington DC is 460 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harbor Beach is positioned 43.84 degrees north of the equator and 82.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Harbor Beach elevation is 610 feet above sea level.
Harbor Beach median income is $ 29,469 2000.
The Harbor Beach median home price is $ 66,600 2000.
Harbor Beach average annual precipitation is 35.3 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 21.0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 41.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 48.6 degrees F.

Location

Here is a location page for Harbor Beach.

Harbor Beach is located on the eastern side of the "Thumb" of Michigan, the "Sunrise Side", on the shore of Lake Huron. It is about 18 miles from Bad Axe and 125 miles from Detroit. Nearby communities include Port Hope, Minden City, Ubly, Deckerville, Kinde and Port Austin.
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History & History Related Items

This page has some history information on it about Harbor Beach, the lighthouse and more! this page has some history information on it about Harbor Beach, the lighthouse and more

Here is a history page for Harbor Beach.

The earliest settlers to this area arrived in 1837 and established a sawmill for processing lumber. The settlement eventually was named Barnettsville In 1855, as the settlement continued to grow, the town was renamed Sand Beach. In 1899, the village of Sand Beach changed its name to Harbor Beach. In 1910, it was officially incorporated into a city.
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Attractions

Learn more about Harbor Beach, Michigan

The Grice House
This home was built by James G. Grice, who came here in the 1860's. 100 years later, the city of Harbor Beach purchased the property. Soon after, a group of local volunteers helped to convert the house and surrounding area into a museum. The complex includes the home, an old schoolhouse and a polebarn. There are over 2000 artifacts in the entire complex, which also exhibits agricultural machinery and implements.

NOTED NOTABLES
Frank Murphy
Harbor Beach claims Frank Murphy as a famous native son. He was born in 1890 to John T. and mary Brennen Murphy. He attended the University of Michigan Law School. After graduating, he returned to the area to practice law with his father and also his brother. Reaching beyond the town, Murphy lists many accomplishments, including: Mayor of Detroit, Governor-General/U.S. High Commissioner of the Philippine Islands, Governor of Michigan, Attorney General of the United States and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Murphy's first home in Harbor Beach was both home and law office. Later a larger home was made next door for the family. Now, both buildings are the Murphy museum. Tours and special activities are both available at the museum which is run by dedicated volunteers.
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Harbor Beach Chamber

Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 113
Harbor Beach, Michitan 48441
Toll-free: 800-HB-MICH-5
Phone: 989-479-6477
Email: visitor@harborbeachchamber.com

Harbor Beach Organizations

Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 113
Harbor Beach, Michitan 48441
Toll-free: 800-HB-MICH-5
Phone: 989-479-6477
Email: visitor@harborbeachchamber.com

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