Pere Cheney

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Pere Cheney is a ghost town in the heart of Michigan. At its peak, 1,500 lived here, but after a series of epidemics wiped out a majority of the population, the town was empty. Local legend says that the cause of this misfortune was the doing of a witch banished, and hung in the forest. She is said to haunt the cemetery as well as leave hand-prints on the cars of visitors.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Pere Cheney, MI
United States

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44.5775, -84.63778000000002
Crawford County, Michigan
Nearest Towns:
Roscommon, MI (5.9 mi.)
Grayling, MI (6.9 mi.)
Saint Helen, MI (18.6 mi.)
Houghton Lake, MI (19.2 mi.)
Prudenville, MI (19.3 mi.)
Mio, MI (25.5 mi.)
Lewiston, MI (26.7 mi.)
Rose City, MI (27.9 mi.)
Kalkaska, MI (28.6 mi.)
West Branch, MI (28.6 mi.)


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