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Alanson is a village in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 738 at the 2010 census.Alanson is in Littlefield Township on U.S. Highway 31 at the junction with M-68. Petoskey is about 12mi southwest on US 31 and Mackinaw City and the Mackinac Bridge are about 25mi north. Interstate 75 is about 11mi to the east on M-68 at Indian River.Alanson was first settled in 1875. The Alanson post office opened with the name Hinman on January 17, 1877 and changed to Alanson on June 22, 1882.AttractionsLocated on the Crooked River, Alanson is part of the Inland Water Route, which includes: Crooked, Burt and Mullett lakes, and the Crooked, Indian and Cheboygan rivers. The Inland Water Route Historical Society Museum is located in Alanson.
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