Adams Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan

related topics
{township, household, population}
{build, building, house}
{land, century, early}
{village, small, smallsup}

Adams Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,498.

Adams township was separated from Moscow Township, Michigan in 1836.[3]



  • The village of North Adams is within the township and the North Adams ZIP code 49262 also serves an area of northeast Adams Township.[4]
  • The unincorporated community of Jerome is to the northeast, although the Jerome ZIP code 49249 also serves a small area in the northern part of Adams Township.[5]
  • The village of Jonesville is to the northwest, although the Jonesville ZIP code 49250 also serves an area in northwest Adams Township.[6]
  • The city of Hillsdale is to the west, although the Hillsdale ZIP code 49242 also serves an area in central Adams Township.[7]
  • The unincorporated community of Osseo is to the south, although the Osseo ZIP code 49266 also serves an area in southern Adams Township.[8]


Adams Township, named for pioneer settler Henry P. Adams, was set off from Moscow Township in 1836, with Salmon Sharp as its first supervisor. Sharp became the first postmaster on May 4, 1837. The post office was discontinued on February 28, 1857, having been superseded by the larger village that had developed in North Adams.[3][9]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.4 km²), of which, 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,498 people, 941 households, and 706 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.9 per square mile (27.0/km²). There were 1,036 housing units at an average density of 29.0/sq mi (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.44% White, 0.52% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

Full article ▸

related documents
Wisner Township, Michigan
Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan
Gun Plain Township, Michigan
Bessemer Township, Michigan
Canosia Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Westphalia Township, Michigan
Jerome Township, Michigan
Weesaw Township, Michigan
Arcadia Township, Lapeer County, Michigan
Thomas Township, Michigan
Escanaba Township, Michigan
Grayling Township, Michigan
Mansfield Township, Michigan
Green Charter Township, Michigan
Almer Township, Michigan
Flushing Township, Michigan
Hatton Township, Michigan
Ward Township, Todd County, Minnesota
Hanover Township, Wexford County, Michigan
Marenisco Township, Michigan
Otsego Lake Township, Michigan
Great Scott Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Allegan Township, Michigan
Normanna Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Burtchville Township, Michigan
Caseville Township, Michigan
Mastodon Township, Michigan
Irving Township, Michigan
Springville Township, Michigan
Howell Township, Michigan