Lyon Township, Oakland County, Michigan

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Lyon Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 11,041 at the 2000 census.

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  • New Hudson is an unincorporated community in the township centered around the junction of Grand River Avenue, Pontiac Trail, and S. Milford Road, just south of exit 155 on I-96 at 42°30′39″N 83°36′56″W / 42.51083°N 83.61556°W / 42.51083; -83.61556.[3] In 1830, Russell Alvord and Daniel Richards, from the state of New York, obtained 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land with the deed signed by U.S. President Andrew Jackson. In 1831, they opened an inn called the "Old Tavern". This served as a changing point on the stage coach line known as the New Hudson Station. A stage line post office was established in 1834. A U.S. government post office was established in June 1852. The community was platted by Russell Alvord in 1837.[4] The New Hudson ZIP code, 48165, serves an area in the north central part of the township.[5]
  • The city of South Lyon is in the southwest part of the township, but is administratively autonomous. The South Lyon ZIP code, 48178, serves much of the southern and western parts of the township, as well as portions of Green Oak Township to the west in Livingston County, Northfield Township to the southwest in Washtenaw County, and Salem Township to the south, also in Washtenaw County.[6]
  • The city of Northville is to the southeast, and the Northville ZIP code, 48167, serves areas in the southeast portion of the township.[7]
  • The city of Wixom is to the east, and the Wixom ZIP code, 48393, serves areas in the northeast portion of the township.[8]
  • The village of Milford is to the north, and the Milford ZIP code, 48381, serves a narrow band along the northern part of the township.[9]

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