Attica Township, Michigan

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Attica Township is a civil township of Lapeer County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,678 at the 2000 census.



  • Attica is an unincorporated community north of the center of the township at 43°01′49″N 83°09′58″W / 43.03028°N 83.16611°W / 43.03028; -83.16611 (Attica)[3] In 1851, William Williams from New York state built a sawmill here, and most of the settlement developed on his land. I. N. Jenness, a lumberman and also from New York, is considered as co-founder of the community. A post office named "Mill Station" was established on October 9, 1867, with Oscar A. Williams as the first postmaster. The office was renamed "Elk Lake" on September 12, 1970, and became "Attica", after the township, on February 1, 1871.[4] The Attica post office, with ZIP code 48412, serves most of northern and western Attica Township, as well as much of Arcadia Township to the north.[5]
  • The village of Dryden is to the south in Dryden Township, and the Dryden post office, with ZIP code 48428, also serves small portions of southern Attica Township.[6]
  • The city of Imlay City is to the east in Imlay Township, and the Imlay post office, with ZIP code 48444, also serves portions of eastern Attica Township.[7]
  • The village of Metamora is to the southwest in Metamora Township, and the Metamora post office, with ZIP code 48455, also serves portions of southwest Attica Township.[8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.9 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (1.32%) is water. It is located at latitude 43°1'49" North, longitude 83°9'58" West.

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