Reeder Township, Michigan

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Reeder Township is a civil township of Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,112.



  • The city of Lake City is situated at the northwest corner of the township along the east shore of Lake Missaukee and incorporates land in sections 6 and 7 of Reeder Township. Lake City was at first known as "Reeder", after Daniel Reeder, who built the first log cabin on what was then known as Lake Muskrat.[3] The Lake City post office, with ZIP code 49651, also serves the northern half of Reeder Township.[4]
  • The city of McBain is to the south, and the McBain post office with ZIP code 49657 also serves much of southern Reeder Township.[5]
  • The community of Falmouth is to the southeast, and the Falmouth post office with ZIP code 49531 also serves the southeast corner of Reeder Township.[6]
  • Frey was a post office and a station on the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad at 44°18′35″N 85°09′18″W / 44.30972°N 85.155°W / 44.30972; -85.155 (Frey). The post office operated from March 23, 1900 until June 15, 1903.[7] [3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.9 square miles (90.5 km²), of which, 34.9 square miles (90.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.14%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,112 people, 394 households, and 321 families residing in the township. The population density was 31.9 per square mile (12.3/km²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 15.3/sq mi (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.03% White, 1.44% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

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