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Lake Leelanau is in Leelanau County, and in the Northern Region. You can locate this community just north of Traverse City along Highway 204 near Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan.

In 1867, Mr. A. DeBelloy sunk a well here, hoping to strike oil, but found a flow of artesian water instead. Because of the well's location at the narrows of Carp Lake, it was first called Le Naro. On May 10, 1871 the settlement was given a post office as Provement, with William Horton as its first postmaster. It was said that, that name was derived from improvement.

On March 31, 1924 the village and its post office were renamed to Lake Leelanau, with Paul Plamondon as postmaster.

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