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Experience Jackson

The Jackson Community

How do you define “community?” Whether it’s a specific group of people sharing a common heritage or a sense of feeling or togetherness, the city of Jackson and its surrounding communities have it.

Jackson has an extensive history as a business and entrepreneurial center. Here, residents and businesses are committed to improving the quality of life through volunteerism and financial support. This legacy of altruism is evident in the existence and sheer volume of city and county parks, cultural resources and civic organizations.

Education is highly valued in Jackson. Fourteen local school districts and more than a dozen private and parochial schools offer quality educational opportunities. And, adults can continue learning through programs offered by three institutions of higher education.

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Blackman Charter Township Office

(517) 788-4345
Website
1990 W. Parnall Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Blackman Township is located just north of the City of Jackson. Blackman Township's Rod Mills Park is located at 3300 W Parnall Road Jackson, MI  49201 between Rives Junction Road... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Blackman Township is located just north of the City of Jackson. Blackman Township's Rod Mills Park is located at 3300 W Parnall Road Jackson, MI  49201 between Rives Junction Road and US 127. This 80-acre park offers three baseball/softball diamonds, playground equipment, picnic facilities, outhouses, nature trails and two pavilions, which are available for rent for reunions and birthday parties call 517-788-4345. 

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Brooklyn Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce

(517) 592-8907
Website | Facebook
124 N. Main Street Ste. A
P.O. Box 805
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Visit Brooklyn and the Irish Hills to experience nature, sights, entertainment and old-fashioned hospitality that make our little bit of southern Michigan one of the most visited rural areas in... » More Information

Visit Brooklyn and the Irish Hills to experience nature, sights, entertainment and old-fashioned hospitality that make our little bit of southern Michigan one of the most visited rural areas in the Midwest. Whether you're shopping, taking in a race at Michigan International Speedway, enjoying fishing and water sports on one of over 50 clear blue lakes in the area, or treating the kids to a fun-filled day, Brooklyn and the Irish Hills will provide fun and entertainment for the entire family. Of course the fun doesn't stop when the temperature starts to drop. The Brooklyn-Irish Hills area welcomes you to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a scenic walk or drive while taking in our fall colors; feel the rush of snowmobiling or the quiet of cross-country skiing on a blanket of winter snow; or experience nature's renewal in the spring.  Be sure to check out our calendar of events and plan your trip to coincide with one of our many yearly events such as our old-fashion Fourth of July parade and fireworks display, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, or Irish Festival.

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Career Quest Learning Centers

(517) 990-9595
Website
209 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 241
Jackson, MI 49201

Career Quest Learning Centers Career Quest offers career training programs in health care, information technology and business.

Career Quest Learning Centers

Career Quest offers career training programs in health care, information technology and business.

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City of Jackson

(517) 788-4035
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161 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Located at the intersections of I-94 and US-127, Jackson, Michigan is a hard-working, vibrant city with the charm and warmth of a quaint town. From the historic Downtown to the... » More Information

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8:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday thru Friday

Located at the intersections of I-94 and US-127, Jackson, Michigan is a hard-working, vibrant city with the charm and warmth of a quaint town. From the historic Downtown to the beautiful acres of open parkland that stretch across the city limits, Jackson earns its recognition as one of Michigan’s “Cool Cities”, giving these opportunities to its visitors, and offering even more to its residents.

Jackson is also great place for businesses to call home. It offers a number of incentives to help businesses succeed, and a workforce of highly skilled and productive individuals to assure that success is met.

So whether you’ve come to know it as the Rose City, home of the Cascade or birthplace of the Republican Party, Jackson continues to evolve and develop, making a new name for itself every day.

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Columbia Township Office

(517) 592-2000
Website
8500 Jefferson Rd.
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Columbia Township was established in 1838 and at that time included the settlements of Brooklyn, Clarks Lake and Jefferson. The Village of Jefferson, which included a dam, sawmill and grist mill,... » More Information

Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday Closed

Columbia Township was established in 1838 and at that time included the settlements of Brooklyn, Clarks Lake and Jefferson. The Village of Jefferson, which included a dam, sawmill and grist mill, also served as the Columbia Post Office location. The Township population, at that time, was 1,560. By the turn of the Century, although the mill was still in operation, the township chose not to bring the railroad to Jefferson. The Village of Brooklyn did have rail service and the Village of Jefferson ceased to exist within a few years.

Clarks Lake, named after the US surveyor who discovered it, was settled in 1833 by George Stranahan who planted the first orchard on the north side of the lake. Clarklake is now the official name of the lake and Post Office located there and is now the site of over 650 homes providing wonderful recreation for many township residents.

Lake Columbia, a pre-depression project, was delayed until the winter of 1961-1962 when over 840 acres of farmland were flooded along Goose Creek to form the private lake community. There are now over 1,250 homes along 12 miles of shoreline.

Columbia Township is blessed with an abundance of lakes as one-half of 505 acre Vineyard Lake is also within the Township's borders. The northern portion of Cement City is also within the Township's area, making Columbia one of the few townships with multiple villages (Brooklyn and Cement City). Brooklyn is a hub of activity during the summer with visitors to many of the Township attractions including several races at Michigan International Speedway.

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Concord Township Office

(517) 524-6804
Website
112 Hanover St.
P.O. Box 236
Concord, MI 49237

Up to 1836, Concord Township was a part of Spring Arbor. When it was first set off into a distinct Township it included the territory now comprised within the Townships of... » More Information

Hours

8am-4pm Monday through Wednesday

Up to 1836, Concord Township was a part of Spring Arbor. When it was first set off into a distinct Township it included the territory now comprised within the Townships of Pulaski and Concord. In 1837, however, Pulaski was made a distinct Town, and the present limits of the Township of Concord were established.

The first Township meeting was held at the store of Ira Jacobs in April 1836; Thomas McGee was elected as Supervisor and Isaac Van Fossen, Township Clerk.

The first school was opened in 1835, and taught by Miss Mary McGee.

The first tavern was opened by Jerry Reynolds; it was located about one mile east of the present Village of Concord. In 1828 Andrew Brown erected a flouring mill on the Kalamazoo River, one mile east of the town.

The Township is a fine agricultural region, well watered, rich sandy loam, producing splendid crops of all kinds. There is also quite an abundance of fine timber land.

This history was taken from a book “Historical Atlas of Jackson County, Michigan”, Illistrated by Everts & Stewart 1874, supplied by John Pardee, Concord Township Trustee.

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Grass Lake Charter Township Office

(517) 522-8464
Website
373 Lakeside Dr
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Grass Lake is Jackson County's fastest growing community. Located between the cities of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan, it is strategically placed with easy access to the Detroit area... » More Information

Hours

Township Office Hours:           
Mon 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tue 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wed 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thu 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Open during lunch hours.  Closed on Fridays.

Grass Lake is Jackson County's fastest growing community. Located between the cities of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan, it is strategically placed with easy access to the Detroit area businesses and Metropolitan airport, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Spring Arbor University and several other colleges and community colleges. Nearby are numerous golf courses, Michigan International Speedway and hospitals and health care centers. Grass Lake is home of the Michigan Center for the Photographic Arts and is designated as a "Cool City Neighborhood." Township residents live amidst farmlands, woodlands and lakes, thus making it a desirable community to raise a family or enjoy life in a rural setting.  Recently, the township has experienced a rapid growth of residential developments.  It recently completed the building of a new high school facility with state of the art classrooms and technology, along with an entire new athletic complex to support the influx of new families.

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Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

(517) 522-8838
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119 N. Lake Street
P.O. Box 799
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Founded in 1871, the Village of Grass Lake was the first settlement in Jackson County. Our once sleepy farming community has grown to be a thriving area with over 6,000 residents, many... » More Information

Founded in 1871, the Village of Grass Lake was the first settlement in Jackson County. Our once sleepy farming community has grown to be a thriving area with over 6,000 residents, many new businesses, a revitalized downtown and village, a state-of-the-art high school, enlarged elementary and middle school facilities, a new sports and trails park in Grass Lake Township, several new housing developments, a dental center and two medical centers.

Grass Lake offers a variety of activities and events for the family, including the 4th of July Parade and Chicken BBQ held in the community park on the lake; the Coe House Historical Museum; and Heritage Day held in September at the Historic Michigan Central Railroad Depot downtown. Grass Lake is also home to Michigan’s Center for the Photographic Arts and its children’s art mentorship program where a Fall Focus Festival is held each September.

Similarly, Grass Lake has found itself a destination on the outboard racing circuit every year with the Michigan Hydroplane Racing Association holding its annual “Wild Ones Regatta” on Grass Lake each September and became a nationally recognized site for outboard racing with the National Stock Outboard Races held on Grass Lake in the last week of July of 2009. Capping off that week was the “Traffic Jam’in” street fair in downtown Grass Lake where more than 4,000 people filled four blocks of downtown with family activities and fun to support local area non-profit organizations.

Whether you are already a resident, a visitor, or are just looking for a great place to live, work and raise your family, the Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to spend some time exploring the many possibilities within the Grass Lake area.

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Henrietta Township

(517) 596-3374
Website
11120 Musbach Rd.
Munith, MI 49259

In each historical period since the founding of Henrietta Township in 1837, the community has served as a foundational step towards the future. The early settlers took pride in their farming... » More Information

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9am-5pm Monday thru Friday

In each historical period since the founding of Henrietta Township in 1837, the community has served as a foundational step towards the future. The early settlers took pride in their farming and community spirit.

In 1816 a French fur trader John Batteese Berrard (Baptiste Barboux) made his home and ran a well supplied trading post on the east side of Batteese Lake.  A historical plaque commemorating this is located on Bunkerhill Rd. As natural resources and the fur trade declined, the Potawatomi began to rely more heavily on commodities and white government. The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Jackson in 1830.   Early settlers, John and Robert Davidson arrived in 1831 and built a saw mill on the Inlet of Batteese Lake. The timber was considered abundant made up of ash, oak, maple, hickory, walnut and tamarack. John Westren from England bought 1,800 acres around Pleasant Lake.  R.R. Whitey settled at the present White's Lake named in his honor.

By 1836, twenty-seven new families choose this territory of West Portage to settle. Hiram Archer built the first frame house in section 5 and Thomas Tanner became a proud father to a newborn son. They considered the sandy loam a rich soil and grew crops of wheat, rye, oats, barley, corn, and potatoes. The first town meeting was held April 24, 1836 where folks made Sherlock Patrick the Supervisor and Alfred Hall the Justice. West Portage was organized into a township in 1837 with fourteen votes cast. 1837 also brought delivery of the Jackson Citizen newspaper. The area was struck with general illness in 1838. The township was renamed in 1839 to Henrietta by H.H. Hurd Esq. after his native home in New York. John Davidson became the first postmaster in the town of Henrietta (Layton Corners), and after that Sam Prescott held the post for 20 years. The first school was established on McCreery Rd. at Territorial, in section 10. Construction of eight more schools followed shortly throughout the township. The Methodist church was first built in Gassville (northwest corner of Territorial Rd. & Fitchburg Rd.) but later moved to Munith as the Grand Trunk R.R. Line was constructed. Six more churches came soon after to serve the region. Workman found Indian bone while road-making in 1859 and gave them a Christian burial beside the road. Harrington was the oldest cemetery in the area. In 1860 six Munith residents went off to battle in the Civil War. Area residents also fought in the Spanish- American War, WWI and WWII.

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Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

(517) 782-8221
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141 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of businesses and non-profits, committed to strengthening their businesses and the Jackson Community. With a proud history reaching back to 1909,... » More Information

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Hours of Opperation:

Monday through Friday - 7:00AM - 6:00PM

Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of businesses and non-profits, committed to strengthening their businesses and the Jackson Community. With a proud history reaching back to 1909, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce supports its members through promotion, advocacy, collaboration, networking events and education.

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Jackson County Genealogical Society

(517) 768-9266
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211 W Ganson Street
Suite 170
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson County Genealogical Society The Jackson County Genealogical Society, an organization formed and dedicated to the encouragement  and enhancement of genealogy, was formed in 1977. Society objectives are: Preserve and make available for genealogical... » More Information

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Tue: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jackson County Genealogical Society

The Jackson County Genealogical Society, an organization formed and dedicated to the encouragement  and enhancement of genealogy, was formed in 1977.

Society objectives are:

  • Preserve and make available for genealogical research the records of the Jackson County Michigan area and beyond.
  • Encourage and assist the study of family history, promote the exchange of genealogical knowledge, and encourage the central deposit of genealogical records.
  • Cooperate with other genealogical societies and assist Jackson County area libraries in collecting genealogical records, expanding their collections of published genealogical records, and publishing genealogical material.
  • Publish material of genealogical interest and use to Society members.

The JCGS Library is staffed by volunteers and always eager to help you with your genealogical requests. A donation to the Society for research and associated costs is appreciated!

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Jackson County Government Offices

(517) 788-4335
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120 West Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Our County consists of 160,000 citizens, 19 townships, 7 Villages, and the State of Michigan designated the City of Jackson as a “ Cool City ”.      Here you... » More Information

Our County consists of 160,000 citizens, 19 townships, 7 Villages, and the State of Michigan designated the City of Jackson as a “ Cool City ”.     

Here you will also find 16 public and 16 private parochial schools, along with Jackson Community College, Baker College and Spring Arbor University. In addition there are over 250 churches, over 500 holes of golf, of which several are nationally ranked courses. We have 188 lakes, 27 public parks, an International Speedway, a symphony orchestra, a County managed Regional Airport, and a State ranked environmental center. We encourage you and your family to experience Jackson County and discover our treasures.

Furthermore, Jackson County hosts a wide array of special events which include the Rose Festival , Hot Air Jubilee, Shakespeare Festival, Civil War Muster, NASCAR and ARCA Cup Series. There is also a vast selection of contests, tournaments, festivals and parades for you and your family to participate in.

We consider Jackson County a special place that we call home and hope that you will be pleased by what our County has to offer you.

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Jackson Downtown Development Authority

(517) 788-4355
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161 W. Michigan Ave.
6th Floor
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson Downtown Development Authority Jackson’s Downtown District represents the true spirit and energy of the city of Jackson. This Downtown boasts historic structures, a rich artistic culture, award-winning dining and a thriving... » More Information

Jackson Downtown Development Authority

Jackson’s Downtown District represents the true spirit and energy of the city of Jackson. This Downtown boasts historic structures, a rich artistic culture, award-winning dining and a thriving business community. The Jackson Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was created in 1978 and is designed as the primary mechanism for the implementation of a broad range of improvement projects within the DDA District.

Downtown Development Authority events include Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmer's Market, Downtown Jackson Cruise Ins, Picnic in the Park concert series and Jammin' in Jackson concert series. 

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Leoni Township Hall

(517) 764-4694
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913 Fifth St.
Michigan Center, MI 49254

The Township of Leoni is one of those peaceful communities that we are proud to be a part of. Our tree lined expressways provide a rural look throughout the Township,... » More Information

Hours

7:30-5pm Monday thru Thursday

Closed Fridays

The Township of Leoni is one of those peaceful communities that we are proud to be a part of. Our tree lined expressways provide a rural look throughout the Township, but behind many of those trees lies a bustling community filled with nearly 14,000 great people, a chain of 7   lakes as well as many other lakes and a rural atmosphere with a friendly smile! The Township of Leoni’s most prominent manmade feature is it’s Sewer Treatment Facility. We serve approximately 13 seperate communities in 3 different counties. We just completed a $34 million state of the art membrane filtration system.
Our boards, commissions, and committees are comprised of many citizens volunteering much of their time to make this a good place to live. As you browse through this web site you will meet some of them, learn a little bit about them and how to contact them: 517-764-4694...

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Liberty Township Office

(517) 529-4374
Website
101 West Liberty Rd.
Clarklake , MI 49234

Our Township was first settled in 1835. Those settlers came to a forested land abundant in wildlife and inhabited by Native Americans. The early pioneers overcame many obstacles while transforming this... » More Information

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8am-5pm Monday and Thursday Only

Our Township was first settled in 1835. Those settlers came to a forested land abundant in wildlife and inhabited by Native Americans. The early pioneers overcame many obstacles while transforming this wilderness to an agricultural community. They cleared much of the forest in order to till the land and build log homes and barns.

In March of 1837 the citizens met at the home of Solomon Skiff to organize the township. The name “Liberty” was unanimously adopted for this new community. The very next month, April 1837, the first election was held in Liberty with a total of 21 votes cast.

In the years that followed, Liberty Township grew in population and industry. By the dawn of the 20th Century, Liberty Township had its own post office, blacksmith shop, sawmill, flour mill, cheese factory, gristmill, tavern, ball park, ice house, coal yard, three churches, a general store, two campgrounds, a resort beach house and eight one-room schoolhouses. Even with all this progress, Liberty Township was still a tightly knit agricultural community where neighbors gathered for potluck dinners, cards or a Sunday ball game.

The 20th Century brought many changes to Liberty Township. The Township is now bordered on the east by U.S.-127, on the south by the Jackson/Hillsdale county line and Vicary Road (partially), on the west by Thorne Road (partially) and on the north by Kimmel Road (partially).  We are now split between 5 post office zip codes, 5 school districts and 3 intermediate school districts. There are two lakes within our borders with public access, those being Round Lake and Crispell Lake. There is also a public boat launch for Pine Hill Lake in our township, although the majority of the lake is located in Hanover Township.  Most of the commercial activity is concentrated along U.S.-127 with isolated businesses at the Liberty Mill Pond, in the Round/Pine Hill Lake area, and scattered throughout the Township.  Liberty Township remains mainly a rural residential community mixed with farms and wildlife.

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Napoleon Chamber of Commerce

(517) 536-0547
Website
P.O. Box 224
Napoleon, MI 49261

There is so much to do in and around the Napoleon, Michigan area. Restaurants, shopping, golf courses, boating, fishing, biking, walking trails, camping, outdoor parks, a variety of community events,... » More Information

There is so much to do in and around the Napoleon, Michigan area. Restaurants, shopping, golf courses, boating, fishing, biking, walking trails, camping, outdoor parks, a variety of community events, fairs and festivals, hot air balloon show, and the popular Michigan International Speedway, are just a few of the many opportunities waiting for you to come and enjoy. Even as we continue to grow in population, Napoleon has maintained a small-town, family-friendly atmosphere. Our schools are among the area's finest and our community residents exhibit a giving, volunteer spirit.

As a chamber, we support our business owners and their need to compete while also supporting and helping area nonprofit groups as they work to meet the needs of those less fortunate. We are truly an organization that is business focused and community minded.

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Napoleon Township Office

(517) 536-8694
Website
6755 Brooklyn Rd.
Grass Lake, MI 49261

Pioneers began to arrive in the area in the 1830's. Mr. Charles Blackman bought government land in the area, but Lenawee County became his home. Mr. A. B. Goodwin became... » More Information

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7am-5pm Monday through Thursday

Pioneers began to arrive in the area in the 1830's. Mr. Charles Blackman bought government land in the area, but Lenawee County became his home. Mr. A. B. Goodwin became the first settler in the Village area. He was an Indian trader. As there were still some Indians in the area, he set up his business and moved his wife and adopted daughter to Napoleon. Abram Bolton, a military man and an Indian agent, settled in Coldwater, but when traveling to this area, he saw sandstone cropping out of the ground and recognized it for its building value. He moved back here with his wife in August of 1832. Mrs. Bolton then gave birth to their daughter, Caroline (Helen) in November of 1832. She was the first white person born in the village. Mr. Bolton, who was an admirer of Napoleon Bonaparte, suggested the name of Napoleon for the area. Several other settlers arrived during 1832 and 1833; Chauncey Hawley and brother Lyman Hawley, Samuel Quigley, Harvey Austin, Morgan Case, Rockwell Rexford, Calvin and Louisa Swain, the Squires, Fords, Hunts, Deans, and many others. On March 29, 1833, an act of the Legislative Counsel of the Territory of Michigan approved the 4 square miles in the Southeast corner of Jackson County as Napoleon Township.

The first Township meeting was held in the home of A. B. Goodwin. Harvey Austin was chosen Napoleon's first Supervisor. The Township Board had a wide range of responsibilities. Three members served as overseers for establishing and operating the schools, three served as Road Commissioners, and three as overseers of the poor, along with a Clerk, Treasurer and Tax Collector doing their usual duties. Calvin Swain was a Baptist minister from New York State. Several members of his congregation followed him to Napoleon. He started the Napoleon Baptist Church and the Village of Swainsville, (today's Brooklyn). His wife, Louisa was the first schoolteacher. She taught in the home of Sam Quigley. A school was built in 1835.

Abram Bolton and Roswell Rexford were delegates to the Constitutional Convention held in 1836, which created the Constitution of the State of Michigan in 1837. There were also several Township boundary changes between 1836 and 1839, leaving Napoleon with a west line just one mile west of the Village of Napoleon, but including the Villages of Brooklyn and Norvell.

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Norvell Township Office

(517) 536-4370
106 E. Commercial St.
P.O. Box 188
Norvell, MI 49263

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Pulaski Township Office

(517) 524-6061
Website
12363 Folks Rd.
Hanover, MI 49241

Pulaski Township is a civil township in the Southwest portion of Jackson County, Michigan. The most recent census puts the population at 2075. According to the United States Census Bureau, the... » More Information

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9am-4pm Monday and Tuesday Only

Pulaski Township is a civil township in the Southwest portion of Jackson County, Michigan. The most recent census puts the population at 2075.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.7 square miles, of which, 36.2 square miles of it is land and .04 square miles is water.

Pulaski was first settled by Reuben Penogen and Matthias and Enoch Fisher, who came from Pennsylvania in 1833. The original settlement of Pulaski was a mile west of the present community on the corners of Folks and Watson Roads. When the Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railroad was built in 1884 the businesses moved and clustered near the present location. The settlement was originally named Wheelerton.

In 1923 Fay and Harriet Bulter bought a grocery business from George Lovitt. This building was located on the northeast corner of Pulaski and Folks Roads and is now known as the “Pulaski Mall”. Mr. and Mrs. Butler opened the second floor of the store and for thirty-five years operated the Butlers Dance Hall. This dance hall became a favorite spot for Saturday night entertainment for the surrounding area residents.

Pulaski still offers a rural environment with many family farms and lakeside living. There are three campgrounds in the township, including the county park campground located on Swains Lake.

According to the 2010 Census more and more people are finding Pulaski Township a pleasant and attractive place to live.

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Spring Arbor Township Office

(517) 750-2800
Website
107 Teft Rd.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Spring Arbor Township is one of nineteen townships in Jackson County, Michigan. Located southwest of Jackson, it covers 36 square miles with rolling terrain that includes rich farm land, lakes, wetlands,... » More Information

Spring Arbor Township is one of nineteen townships in Jackson County, Michigan. Located southwest of Jackson, it covers 36 square miles with rolling terrain that includes rich farm land, lakes, wetlands, woods, and developed areas for residential use.

First inhabited by Native Americans, Spring Arbor Township has a rich heritage in agriculture, education, and quality family living. Three institutions of higher education were founded in Spring Arbor; Hillsdale College, Albion College, and Spring Arbor University which remains in the Township.

Western, Concord, and Hanover-Horton public school districts are represented in the Township and are recognized as among the finest in Jackson County and beyond.

Faced with significant pressure for development, the Township has remained committed to maintaining its rural character and keeping the enviable tradition of being a great place to raise a family.

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Summit Township Office

(517) 788-4113
Website
2121 Ferguson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49203

Welcome to Summit Township. Summit is located in Jackson County, Michigan and was chartered by an act of legislature in 1857. On these pages you will find information regarding Summit Township... » More Information

Hours

8am-5pm Monday through Friday

Welcome to Summit Township. Summit is located in Jackson County, Michigan and was chartered by an act of legislature in 1857. On these pages you will find information regarding Summit Township Government. You can download a building permit application or even pay your taxes or Summit Township utility bills online!

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The Village of Grass Lake Downtown Development Authority

(517) 522-4550
Website
119 N. Lake Street
P.O. Box 799
Grass Lake, MI 49240

It isour mission to put the Village of Grass Lake on the map of adventure and curiosity by keeping the downtown stores alive and thriving, and pointing out to passers-by... » More Information

It isour mission to put the Village of Grass Lake on the map of adventure and curiosity by keeping the downtown stores alive and thriving, and pointing out to passers-by that Grass Lake is more than just a sleepy town. Indeed, a destination to a wide array of visitors from antique enthusiasts to boat racing and bass fishing specialists. Yes, Grass Lake does actually have a lake!

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Tompkins Township Office

(517) 783-4347
8211 Dixon Rd.
Rives Junction, MI 49277

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Village of Brooklyn

(517) 592-2591
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121 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 90
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Village of Brooklyn Brooklyn, Michigan is a cozy town snuggled between three lakes in the Heart of the Irish Hills. This growing community continues to have new businesses open within the village limits... » More Information

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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Village of Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Michigan is a cozy town snuggled between three lakes in the Heart of the Irish Hills. This growing community continues to have new businesses open within the village limits enabling the town to be a complete shopping center. For summer visitors and permanent residents, the community can provide for every need.

The Village of Brooklyn organizes several downtown events including Bring Your Chair to the Square, Art Fair on the Square and Ladies Night Out. 

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Village of Concord Office

(517) 524-8534
Website
110 Hanover St.
Concord, MI 49237

Concord is a very historic place. Most of the buildings located in the downtown area are the original buildings from when Concord was first settled in 1831. The first settler was... » More Information

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8am-6pm Monday through Thursday

Concord is a very historic place. Most of the buildings located in the downtown area are the original buildings from when Concord was first settled in 1831. The first settler was John Acker. Many families followed because of the rich virgin soil in Concord. Concord was named this because of the peace, harmony, and good feeling the people enjoyed as they worked and neighbored together.

The Mann house, which is a historic landmark in Concord, was constructed in 1883-1884. The building is a Victorian structure with touches of other time period characteristics. Many of the furnishings in the house now are from the 1884 time period. The Paddock-Hubbard house, another historic site located in Concord, was built for a Mr. Alfred J. Paddock. He moved here with his family. During the summer of 1906 Buffalo Bill Cody came to the village with his well known show. The show was set up in an open field behind the Universalist church on Union Street. This was considered the perfect spot because it was next to the rails. The show, like many other things back then, was brought by rail. Speaking of railroads, the "Underground Railroad" had a route through Concord. One of these stops was " Taylor the Tailor" shop; There were two wood hiding places located in it. One was a trap door under the floor and the other was the narrow stairway. One of the grandsons of James David Taylor, who was the founder of the shop, remembered seeing several slaves waiting at this “Underground Railroad Station" for the cover of night, to take off to the next station.

The Bank Robbery of Concord was another historic thing that happened here. It took place on November 9, 1917 early in the morning around 12:30. Frank N. Aldrich was the cashier at the time and witnessed the whole thing from his window across the street. A more recent event to happen was the boys Varsity Basketball team won the BIG 8 conference. Concord is a very historic place and remains to be. People of the community have done what they can to preserve the historic sites and documents. If you are interested in more of the history of Concord refer to "Reflections in the Pond" a book published by Concord Heritage Association.

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Village of Grass Lake

(517) 522-4550
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119 North Lake St.
P.O. Box 737
Grass Lake, MI 49240

The Village of Grass Lake is located in Eastern Jackson County between Ann Arbor and Jackson. The Village lies 2.6 miles south of I-94, which leads to points east and west... » More Information

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9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Monday through Wednesday

9am-12pm Thursday

The Village of Grass Lake is located in Eastern Jackson County between Ann Arbor and Jackson. The Village lies 2.6 miles south of I-94, which leads to points east and west and provides access to routes running north and south. The Village's main street, Michigan Avenue, which was formerly Old US 12, became simply an east/west route through Jackson County and the Village when I-94 was opened. it remains a main thoroughfare through the area leading to the City of Chelsea to the east and the City of Jackson to the west.

While to some degree the Village is self-sufficient, it is surrounded by Grass Lake Township and is dependent upon neighboring urban areas for employment, various shopping opportunities and cultural activities. Still supported by a number of family farms in the area, farming has given way to new development and expanses of single family home subdivisions. Still, the area maintains its rural character and holds a rich heritage in the late 1800's and early 1900's era structures in the core of downtown, the focal point of which remains the old Michigan Central Railroad Depot at 210 E. Michigan Avenue, now Whistle Stop Depot.

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Village of Hanover

(517) 563-8732
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P.O. Box 220
Hanover, MI 49241

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Village of Parma

(517) 531-4785
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117 W. Main St.
Parma, MI 49269

The Village of Parma is located in Jackson County in the south-central portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan.  Our community is made up of traditional neighborhoods with beautiful... » More Information

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9am-3pm Monday through Thursday

The Village of Parma is located in Jackson County in the south-central portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan.  Our community is made up of traditional neighborhoods with beautiful wooded streets as well as many modern housing choices.  Parma is a part of the Western School District, and Parma Elementary School, located within the village, is ranked among the highest in the state of Michigan for academic excellence.

Our historic downtown area features a mix of service oriented businesses, custom meat market, church, restaurant, and banking establishments.  We're always looking for new entrepreneurs to join our growing downtown community of business owners.

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Village of Springport

(517) 857-2510
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137 Main St.
Springport, MI 49284

Springport 8-80 Days is the annual festival for the Village of Springport held every June. To get involved in the Springport community contact the Springport Area Growth Association or SAGA.... » More Information

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9:00 am -12:00 pm Mon. & Wed

Springport 8-80 Days is the annual festival for the Village of Springport held every June. To get involved in the Springport community contact the Springport Area Growth Association or SAGA. Find them on Facebook as Friends of Springport, Michigan.

The Village of Springport was originally named Oyers Corners after the first settler John Oyer in 1835.

Springport Township was once legally known as town one south, of range three west, state of Michigan.

In 1882 Springport was incorporated into a village with a population of 600 people with C.J. Comstock as President, John Oyer, Myron Gillett, H.L. Gardner. A.W. Soule, Jared Parker, and R.B. Hoag as trustees. F.E. Powers was Clerk, Edward Saxton was treasurer, and W.S. Porter was elected Marshal.

The first Post Office was at Oyer's Corners early in January 1838.Augustus F. Gaylord was the first postmaster until 1853.

Springport's lumber yard was built in 1873 by Charles Weley.

Established in 1893 and first known as Springport Bookbindery, Hoag and Sons Book Bindery has been a part of the Village of Springport for over 110 years.

Not many people of Springport are aware but, Springport roads were once a trail for “rum runners” between Port Huron and Chicago during the days of Prohibition. The trail came into Springport, keeping to all of the rural areas. One stop was at a farm on S Drive.

Mr. John Comstock was the first man to bring domestic animals to Springport.

The first wedding in Springport was held in 1836 between Mr. and Mrs.Smith.

The first death was in 1836 of Mr.Adams

The first accidental death was that of Lucious Dixon on March 12, 1850, he was killed by a falling tree.

The first religious meeting was held by Rev. Marcus Harrison.

The first windmill used for pumping water was used by E.A. Landon in the winter of 1868-69.

The first sewing machine was used by Mrs. E. Ferris in 1858.

The first Saw Mill was built but Nathaniel Hicks in the spring of 1854.

The first lawsuit was the Landon District versus John Ford, in 1840.

The first male child born in Springport was born August 8, 1837, and the the first female child was born January 4th, 1938.

The Pottawatamie Native Americans were located in this vicinity when the first settlers came.

In 1876 W.O. Oyer and F.A. Paine founded the Springport Signal which is still in business today.

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Waterloo Township Office

(517) 596-8200
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P.O. Box 130
Munith, MI 49259

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