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Benzie County, Michigan

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  • Vida Rose Stiles (1908 - 1981)
  • Alfred Enos Henry (1960 - 2008)
  • Betty Jane Moore-Armstrong-Seagle (1956 - 2012)
    Betty Jane Henry Seagle, 56, entered into rest December 8, 2012. Mrs. Seagle was was born in Frankfort, Michigan, and was a native of Benzie County. She made the Augusta, Georgia area her home for the ...
  • Allan Leroy Henry (1933 - 1984)
  • Rose Henry (1929 - 1992)
    If you look at the Census her birthdate is listed incorrectly. Also, Roxanne and Fred Henry are Arthur's nephew and his wife who lived in the house for a few years. While Arthur lived in California.

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Benzie County, Michigan.

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The county was initially set off in 1863 and organized in 1869.

The name Benzie is derived from the French la rivière aux Bec-scies, "the river of sawbills", bec-scie ("bill-saw") being a type of ducks. Americans altered the pronunciation of the river's name, which became known as the "Betsie River". A similar alteration in pronunciation produced "Benzie". At 321 square miles, Benzie County is the smallest of the 83 counties in Michigan in terms of land area.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages, Towns & Communities

  • Allyn Station (Ghost Town)
  • Almira (Ghost Town)
  • Almira Township
  • Aral (Ghost Town)
  • Bendon
  • Benzonia
  • Benzonia Township
  • Beulah (County Seat)
  • Blaine Township
  • Cedar Run (Ghost Town)
  • Colfax Township
  • Crystal Downs Country Club
  • Crystal Lake Township
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Edgewater (Ghost Town)
  • Elberta
  • Frankfort
  • Gilmore (Ghost Town)
  • Gilmore Township
  • Grant House (Ghost Town)
  • Hardwood Acres
  • Homestead (Ghost Town)
  • Homestead Township
  • Honor
  • Inland (Ghost Town)
  • Inland Township
  • Joyfield (Ghost Town)
  • Joyfield Township
  • Kentville (Ghost Town)
  • Lake Ann
  • Lake Township
  • Maple Grove
  • Melva (Ghost Town)
  • Nessen City
  • Osborn (Ghost Town)
  • Oviat (Ghost Town)
  • Pilgrim
  • Platte (Ghost Town)
  • Platte Township
  • Playtte River (Ghost Town)
  • Pratts (Ghost Town)
  • Stormer (Ghost Town)
  • Success (Ghost Town)
  • Thompsonville
  • Wallin (Ghost Town)
  • Weldon (Ghost Town)
  • Weldon Township



USS Benzie County LST-266

The Grand Hotel

The Frankfort Land Company House

Frankfort Lighthouse

East Hall

Frankfort Harbor

Point Betsie Lighthouse

Grand Traverse Indian Reservation