Riverside Township, Michigan

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Riverside Township is a civil township of Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,050 at the 2000 census.



  • The city of McBain is at the southwest of the township and incorporates land in sections 19 and 30. The McBain post office with ZIP code 49657 also serves most of Riverside Township.[3]
  • The village of Marion is to the south in Osceola County, and the Marion post office with ZIP code 49665 also serves the southeast corner of Riverside Township.[4]
  • Forward was the name of a rural post office in the eastern part of Riverside Township at 44°18′35″N 85°09′18″W / 44.30972°N 85.155°W / 44.30972; -85.155 (Forward) at the junction of Forward Road and Meyering Road and operated from October 10, 1903 until January 15, 1908.[5] Joseph Nederhoed was the first postmaster.[6]
  • Galt was the name of a post office and settlement in the township. William McBain was the first postmaster when the office was established on June 23, 1874. The office closed on January 20, 1879, re-opened on March 28, 1879, and was discontinued on September 15, 1908.[7] Locally it was known as "Galt Farms."[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.3 km²), of which, 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,050 people, 320 households, and 263 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.5 per square mile (11.4/km²). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.00% White, 1.24% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

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