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Ray, Indiana and Michigan
—  Unincorporated community  —
Ray, Indiana and Michigan is located in Michigan
Ray, Indiana and Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°45′35″N 84°52′19″W / 41.75972°N 84.87194°W / 41.75972; -84.87194Coordinates: 41°45′35″N 84°52′19″W / 41.75972°N 84.87194°W / 41.75972; -84.87194
Country United States
States Michigan and Indiana
Counties Branch and Steuben
Elevation 1,079 ft (329 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48096
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID 635676[1]

Ray is an unincorporated community in both Steuben County, Indiana and Branch County, Michigan in the United States. Located along the local "State Line Road," the small community straddles the border between the two states. The Indiana Northeastern Railroad travels southwest-northeast through Ray.[2] Its elevation is 1,079 feet (329 m).[1]


The Indiana half of Ray lies in northeastern Fremont Township in the northeastern part of Steuben County. Surrounding towns include Clear Lake to the southeast and Fremont to the southwest.[3] The former Cedar Lake, now a marshy area, lies southwest of Ray and east of Fremont.[2] The residents of the Indiana side, unlike those in Michigan, have no post office of their own; they are served by the Fremont post office.[4]


The Michigan half of Ray lies at the intersection of Delmar Road with State Line Road in the far southeastern corner of Branch County, on the southern edge of California Township. Nearby surrounding communities include California directly to the north; Quincy almost directly to the north; Montgomery to the east-northeast; and Coldwater (the county seat)[5] to the northwest.[2] A post office is located on the Michigan half of Ray, with the ZIP code of 48096.[6] The ZCTA for ZIP code 48096, which includes nearly all of California Township, had a population of 3,904 at the 2000 census.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Ray, Indiana and Michigan". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c DeLorme. Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer. 11th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2003, p. 22. ISBN 0-89933-335-4.
  3. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 23. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  4. ^ USPS ZIP Code Lookup, United States Postal Service. Accessed 2008-11-15.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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