Macomb Township, Michigan

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Macomb Township is a general law Township in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan, and a part of Metro Detroit. The population was 50,478 at the 2000 census, with an estimated population of 72,220 as of the 2008 census bureau estimate,[3] making it Michigan's fastest growing major municipality.

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History

The early founders of Macomb Township arrived in the early 19th century in search of flat and fertile farmland, like that near the Clinton River. Many of these early settlers were of German descent, and the German influences remain today. The Township of Macomb was officially approved by the Legislative Council on March 7, 1834.

The township was named in honor of General Alexander Macomb, who was a highly decorated veteran of the War of 1812; his successful mercantile family owned most of Macomb County at one time.

Macomb Township was also a large part of the lumber and logging industry of Southeast Michigan in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Logs would be transported south from Wolcott Mill in Ray Township, down the Middle Branch Clinton River to sawmills. This route became known as Romeo Plank, and is the name of the modern-day road that runs down the same route.

Communitites

There are no incorporated communities within the township, but there are three distinct areas:

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