Hazelton Township, Michigan

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Hazelton Township is a civil township of Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,206 at the 2000 census.

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Communities

  • Hazelton is a small, historical settlement original know as "Ratville" towards the center of the township at the junction of New Lothrop Road and Henderson Road at 43°05′11.53″N 83°58′5.23″W / 43.0865361°N 83.9681194°W / 43.0865361; -83.9681194[3]
  • Juddville is a small, historical settlement in the southern part of the township at the junction of Durand and Juddville Roads at 43°03′31″N 83°59′15″W / 43.05861°N 83.9875°W / 43.05861; -83.9875[4] The community is named for the family of Connecticut native John Judd, who bought 400 acres (1,600,000 m2) of land here in 1853 from the Hazelton brothers. After moving here with his wife Matilda, they cleared land and in 1854 built a log schoolhouse in which their eldest daughter Jane was the first teacher. In June 1879, a post office named "Judd's Corners" was established for the thriving community. By 1881, there was a sawmill, blacksmith shop, general store, a creamery, and two churches. Population peaked in the 1880s at approximately 175 people and began to decline and the post office was closed in September 1902. A schoolhouse built in 1903 is commemorated with a historical marker.[5][6]
  • New Lothrop is a village in the northeast part of the township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.3 square miles (96.6 km²), of which, 37.3 square miles (96.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,206 people, 805 households, and 648 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.2 per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 849 housing units at an average density of 22.8/sq mi (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.14% White, 0.63% Native American, 0.23% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

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