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Indian River is in Cheboygan County, and in the Northern Region. Indian River is located northeast of Traverse City between Cheboygan and Petoskey along Interstate 75 near the Sturgeon River and the Burt Lake State Park and Mullett lakes.

The town of Indian River originated with Floyd E. Martin who moved here in 1878, the first to purchase the land.

This settlement is named after the river flowing through it, which is a crossing channel between Burt and Mullett Lakes. Indian River today is a classy resort area with all types of businesses, tourist shops and restaurants. Indian River is also home to the largest crucifix in Michigan, which can be seen south of town.


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