Bitely (sometimes spelled Biteley) is an unincorporated community located in Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated about 1 mile east of Michigan State Highway 37 in the Manistee National Forest. It is near Bitely Lake, Lamoreaux Lake, Isaac Lake and several smaller lakes.
A station on the Chicago & Western Michigan (now Pere Marquette) Railroad in 1889, and given a post office on September 13, 1889, with Archer D. Martin as its first postmaster. Named for Steven Bitely, who built a sawmill here, but the post office was always spelled Biteley.
Bitely is at latitude 43° 44' north and longitude 85° 51' west. The ZIP code is 49309 and the FIPS place code is 08720. The elevation is 861 feet above sea level.
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