Grant Township, Clare County, Michigan

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Grant Township is a civil township of Clare County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,034.



  • Dover is a mostly historical settlement in the northeast part of the township at 43°53′15″N 84°44′52″W / 43.8875°N 84.74778°W / 43.8875; -84.74778 (Dover, Michigan)[3] The first settlers in Clare County, the family of William Crawford, settled near Dover in 1866. Charles Waggonner was the first postmaster of a post office that operated from April 24, 1882, until February 15, 1905.[4]
  • The city of Clare is in the southern part of the township, although it is administratively autonomous. The Clare ZIP code 48617 also serves the eastern portion of Grant Township.[5]
  • The village of Farwell is to the southwest and the Farwell ZIP code 48622 also serves the western portion of Grant Township.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.6 square miles (87.0 km²), of which, 33.2 square miles (86.0 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.13%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,034 people, 1,151 households, and 874 families residing in the township. The population density was 91.3 per square mile (35.3/km²). There were 1,367 housing units at an average density of 41.1/sq mi (15.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.33% White, 0.13% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

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