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"Playground of the North"

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.

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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).

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Petoskey location: 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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Climate & Weather

The weather in Petoskey is seasonal. Here is a page with weather links and other information.
Petoskey average annual rainfall is 31.33 inches per year
Petoskey average annual snowfall is 117 inches per year.
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Petoskey history:

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.
The settling of Petoskey: 1852
The incorporation date of Petoskey: 1879 (village), 1896 (city)

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Petoskey attractions:

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

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