On March 11, 1836, Gov. Stevens T. Mason signed the Township Act, under which 6-mile square sections of land that had been delineated by the United States surveyors were organized into political units. This same sort of “cooperative county-township” system was adopted by other states, but Michigan has generally been considered the defining example.
Source: History – Do You Know
More about Townships in Michigan courtesy of the Michigan Township Association.
Find a Township courtesy of the Michigan Township Association provides a map and contact information for any township in Michigan. Data provided for each township include elected officials, address and contact information, MTA survey and U.S. Census data. Information on elected officials is updated on a daily basis.