Most People Don’t Know These 10 Super Tiny Towns In Michigan Exist

We’re all familiar with the really big cities in Michigan. They seem to grab all the attention. Then there are the charming small towns that most of us look forward to visiting every summer while on vacation. But then there are also some really tiny places that you may only know about if you actually live there. These charming area of our state make up some of the smallest towns in Michigan, and here are some of them – all with fewer than 1,000 residents.

Let’s be honest… most people, even those who live in Michigan, probably haven’t heard of some of these places. But it is always very interesting to learn about all the little known spots around the state, even the smallest towns in Michigan. Have you heard of all of these little towns? Any others, perhaps where you live? Share your opinion of the best small towns in Michigan with us in the comments!

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Smallest Towns In Michigan

June 25, 2019

What is the smallest town in Michigan?

While some of the best tiny towns in Michigan are on the list in the article above, the city that claims to be the smallest of them all is itty bitty Omer. Located in Arenac County, this little city had only 313 residents as of the 2010 census. And depsite the fact that this city boasts a sign that says “Michigan’s Smallest City,” that title actually goes to Lake Angelus, mentioned above. Located in northern Oakland County, this town is home to only 290 people.

How many towns are in Michigan?

This is a touch question, as Michigan is actually officially divided into cities, villages, and townships. If you break these down into numbers, Michigan has 276 cities, 257 villages, and over 1,000 townships. Since the word town often refers to a small city, or even a village or township, you can decide upon your own answer to this question.

What is the oldest town in Michigan?

There are many small towns in Michigan that have an interesting history. But when looking for the oldest town in Michigan, head to Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula. This historic city was founded in 1671 and has an incredible story. You can read all about one of the best small towns in Michigan here.