Rich Township, Michigan

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Rich Township is a civil township of Lapeer County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,412 at the 2000 census.



  • Silverwood is an unincorporated community in the northeast corner of the township. at 43°19′24″N 83°14′53″W / 43.32333°N 83.24806°W / 43.32333; -83.24806 (Silverwood)[3] on the boundary with Dayton Township in Tuscola County to the north. When the railroad (later part of the Pere Marquette Railway) was built through here in 1882, the residents applied for a post office. One suggested naming it something easy to remember, and the post office named "Easy" opened on April 13, 1882, with James R. Chapin as the first postmaster. The name changed to "Rollo" on March 27, 1890, and changed again on May 2, 1892 to "Silverwood", after the nearby stands of white pine.[4][5] A subdivision plat for the Village of Silverwood was filed on July 19, 1899.[6] The Silverwood post office, with ZIP code 48760, also serves the northeast portion of Rich Township, as well as the southeast portion of Dayton Township, and small areas in Koylton Township in Tuscola County, and Burlington Township in Lapeer County.[7]
  • The village of Mayville is to the northwest in Tuscola County, and the Mayville post office, with ZIP code 48744, also serves the northwest portion of Rich Township.[8]
  • The community of Fostoria is to the west in Watertown Township in Tuscola County, and the Fostoria post office, with ZIP code 48435, also serves the southwest portion of Rich Township.[9]
  • The village of North Branch is to the southeast, and the North Branch post office, with ZIP code 48461, also serves the southeast portion of Rich Township.[10]

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