Adams Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan

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Adams Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,498.

Adams township was separated from Moscow Township, Michigan in 1836.[3]

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Communities

  • The village of North Adams is within the township and the North Adams ZIP code 49262 also serves an area of northeast Adams Township.[4]
  • The unincorporated community of Jerome is to the northeast, although the Jerome ZIP code 49249 also serves a small area in the northern part of Adams Township.[5]
  • The village of Jonesville is to the northwest, although the Jonesville ZIP code 49250 also serves an area in northwest Adams Township.[6]
  • The city of Hillsdale is to the west, although the Hillsdale ZIP code 49242 also serves an area in central Adams Township.[7]
  • The unincorporated community of Osseo is to the south, although the Osseo ZIP code 49266 also serves an area in southern Adams Township.[8]

History

Adams Township, named for pioneer settler Henry P. Adams, was set off from Moscow Township in 1836, with Salmon Sharp as its first supervisor. Sharp became the first postmaster on May 4, 1837. The post office was discontinued on February 28, 1857, having been superseded by the larger village that had developed in North Adams.[3][9]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.4 km²), of which, 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,498 people, 941 households, and 706 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.9 per square mile (27.0/km²). There were 1,036 housing units at an average density of 29.0/sq mi (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.44% White, 0.52% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

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