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Frankfort is a city in Benzie County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,286 at the 2010 census. The elevation of Frankfort is 600ft above sea level. The city is situated with Lake Michigan to the west, Lake Betsie, formed by the Betsie River before flowing into Lake Michigan, on the south and Crystal Lake Township to the north and east. The city is on M-22 just north of Elberta. M-115 has its western terminus in the city. The Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse is at the end of the northern breakwater in Lake Michigan.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.59sqmi, of which 1.39sqmi is land and 0.20sqmi is water.Frankfort bills itself as the gateway to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.Frankfort is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.The Point Betsie Light is in the area and has been in operation for 150 years. It and is locally operated and maintained, and is undergoing a complete renovation.The town is close to the Interlochen State Park, which is one of two remaining stands of virgin Eastern White Pine in the Lower Peninsula.Frankfort is in Benzie County. Make Frankfort central to your United States travel plans using our United States online tour itinerary planner .
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