Fort Gratiot Township, Michigan

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Fort Gratiot Charter Township is a charter township of St. Clair County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 10,691 at the 2000 census. It is named for Fort Gratiot an American fort located there off and on between 1814 and 1879.




According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.1 square miles (41.7 km²), of which, 16.1 square miles (41.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.

Fort Gratiot is on the southwestern shore of Lake Huron and is considered to be part of the Thumb of Michigan, which in turn is a subregion of the Flint/Tri-Cities. Fort Gratiot is a major center of trade for the Blue Water Area, a subregion of the Thumb. The Birchwood Mall and many other big box stores are located in Fort Gratiot.

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