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Elizabeth Lake, Michigan
Elizabeth Lake,  Michigan is located in Michigan
Elizabeth Lake,  Michigan
Elizabeth Lake, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Township Waterford
Settled 1834
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes(s)
48328 (Waterford)
Area code(s) 248
FIPS code 26-84240
GNIS feature ID 1627218

Elizabeth Lake is an unincorporated community in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The community is located within Waterford Township. As an unincorporated community, Elizabeth Lake has no legally defined area or population statistics of its own, and it uses the Waterford 48328 ZIP Code.

Post office

In 1834, the first post office was established in Waterford Township on the north shore of Elizabeth Lake. It was named Lake Elizabeth Post Office.

Its first postmaster was an American Revolutionary War veteran named William Terry (b.1760-d.1840), who came to Michigan in 1824.

The post office was closed in 1841.


Elizabeth Lake was named for the nearby lake, which was named for Elizabeth Cass, the wife of Territorial Governor of Michigan Lewis Cass.


The body of water named Elizabeth Lake is located south on Elizabeth Lake Road, north of Cass–Elizabeth Road, east of Cooley Lake Road, and west of Cass Lake Road. The sand-bottom lake is 363 acres (147 ha), making it the 13th largest lake in Oakland County, Michigan. At its deepest point, the lake is 72 feet (22 m) deep.

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