Day Township, Michigan

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Day Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,282.

The Mid Michigan Motorplex, formerly known as the Central Michigan Dragway, is located within the township. [1]

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Communities

  • McBride is a village in the township, near the junction of county road 530 (McBrides Road) and county road 571 (Wyman Road). The post office for the village, with ZIP code 48852, is named "McBrides" and provides P.O. Box service for the village.[3]
  • Westville is an unincorporated community on the western boundary of the township at 43°21′28″N 85°05′01″W / 43.35778°N 85.08361°W / 43.35778; -85.08361 (Westville)[4] , about two miles west of McBride and about four miles north of Stanton. A post office was established on May 2, 1872, with Eli M. Mallet as the first postmaster. The community was platted and recorded as "Westville" by Daniel West. The post office continued to operate until October 31, 1907.[5]
  • The city of Stanton is situated at the southwest corner of the township and incorporates most of section 31. The Stanton post office, with ZIP code 48888, also serves most of southern Day Township.[6]
  • The village of Edmore is to the north in Home Township and the Edmore post office, with ZIP code 48829, also serves a large part of northern Day Township.[7]
  • The community of Vestaburg is to the northeast in Richland Township and the Vestaburg post office, with ZIP code 48891, also serves a small area in eastern Day Township.[8]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.4 km²), of which, 35.2 square miles (91.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.

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