Chesterfield Township, Michigan

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Chesterfield Charter Township is a charter township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 37,405. The 2008 census estimate places the population at 44,612.[3] The township was organized in 1842, formed out of a portion of Macomb Township. The Township is part of Metro Detroit.[4]



  • Chesterfield is a name place along M-59 & M-3. Latitude: 42.6628105 Longitude: -82.8424208 [5]
  • Milton is a ghost town that was once a station on the Grand Trunk Railroad at 42°41′21″N 82°49′19″W / 42.68917°N 82.82194°W / 42.68917; -82.82194. [6] The first post office in the township was established here in 1837 in the house of Robert O. Milton, with the name of "New Haven Post Office". This was moved to New Haven and Alfred D. Rice established another post office in Milton.[4] That post office closed at some point and another was reopened in January 1856 with Edmund Matthews as postmaster. This office operated until July 1904. [7] Milton was home to a school, three churches, a doctor, a blacksmith, and a couple of saloons. The last saloon survived until 2004 when it was torn down, at that time it was known as the "Teddy Bear Bar." The school, known as Milton School, was incorporated into another building which was torn down in 2002. [8]
  • The city of New Baltimore, on the eastern side of the township, incorporates land that was formerly part of the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.7 square miles (79.4 km²), of which, 27.9 square miles (72.2 km²) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²) of it (9.07%) is water.

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