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Pointe Aux Barques Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Huron
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
600 ft (183 m)
 • Total 10
 • Density 7.7/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-65180
GNIS feature ID 1626921

Pointe Aux Barques Township is a civil township of Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 10 at the 2010 census.

Pointe Aux Barques is one of Michigan's most affluent, private summer vacation communities. Its origination began in 1896. Many generations that started vacationing there still have homes there today. Pointe Aux Barques is one of the smallest townships in Michigan, consisting of only three partial sections at the tip of the Thumb on the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse is located in Huron Township, not Pointe Aux Barques. The township is the smallest in Michigan by population. It is also the smallest municipality in Michigan by population.

Among the private community offerings are a nine-hole golf course and three tennis courts. The golf course is home to two summer tournaments played in July and August. Golf tournament weekends are celebrated with a dinner dance at the clubhouse located within the private community.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km²) (17.39%) is water.

Pointe Aux Barques peninsula in the township is the site of the Thumbnail, a rock considered to be the extreme tip of The Thumb, and of Turnip Rock, an undercut stack which is a visitor attraction.


As of the census of 2000, there were 10 people, 5 households, and 2 families residing in the township. There were 59 housing units.

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