Alanson Community Overview

The Village of Alanson is home to 785 people and is located on the Crooked River in Emmet County. It is a faith based community that prides itself on the simplicity of life that only Northern Michigan can offer.

The people are the backbone of the community through its volunteerism and will always rise to the occasion to help anyone in need. People are friendly and down to earth and welcome the many tourists and visitors that vacation and seasonally reside in the surrounding area.

The Downtown is the center of activity to cross paths and chat with friends visiting the local Post Office or many businesses. The 4th of July parade is a tradition that must be seen because only a Norman Rockwell painting could do it better.


History of Alanson


Community Organizations & Churches

Alanson Church of the Nazarene
M-68 & Mission Road
Sunday Service – 11:00 am
Sunday school – 9:45 am
231-548-5462

Alanson Hillside Gardens
Alanson Beautification Center
P.O. Box 326
Alanson, MI  49706

Alanson United Methodist
6174 Chicago Street
Sunday Service – 9:00 am
231-548-5709

Brutus Mennonite Church
3834 Euclid
231-529-6720

Northridge Community Church
7247 US 31 North
Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Service 11:00
Youth Group and Awana Kids Club
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Pastor Pete Kroll
231-548-5836

Pentecostal Church of God
7000 US 31 Hwy
Sunday Service – 11:00 am
Sunday school – 10:00 am
231-548-2369

The Cross in the Woods Catholic Church
7078 M-68 Hwy.
Sunday Service – 8:30 & 10:30 am
Saturday Service – 4:30 pm
Weekday – 8:30 & Noon
231-238-8973

Zion United Church of Christ
One mile North of Brutus on US 31 Hwy.
Sunday Service – 10:30 am

Village of Alanson's Hillside GardensAerial View of AlansonBridge View of the Crooked RiverAnnual 4th July ParadeChildren's Playground at Civic Park