Tapiola, Michigan

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Tapiola, Michigan
Tapiola is located in Michigan
Tapiola
Tapiola
Coordinates: 46°55′29″N 88°37′35″W / 46.92472°N 88.62639°W / 46.92472; -88.62639Coordinates: 46°55′29″N 88°37′35″W / 46.92472°N 88.62639°W / 46.92472; -88.62639
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyHoughton
TownshipPortage
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49916
Area code(s)906

Tapiola is an unincorporated community in Houghton County, Michigan, United States. Tapiola is located in Portage Township, 8 miles (13 km) west of Keweenaw Bay.[1]

History[edit]

Tapiola was founded by Finnish Americans; they named the community after the Finnish term for the land of the forest god.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michigan Atlas and Gazetteer (10th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2002. p. 110.
  2. ^ Armas Kustaa Ensio Holmio (2001). History of the Finns in Michigan. Wayne State University Press. pp. 99, 100, 101. ISBN 9780814329740.
  3. ^ "The History of Otter Lake or Tapiola". Migenweb.org. Retrieved 28 June 2016.