Mitchell Township, Michigan

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Mitchell Township is a civil township of Alcona County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 396 at the 2000 census.



  • Curran is located in Mitchell Township at the junction of M-65 and M-72. Phillip Curran built a lumber camp here in 1875 and the village began about 1886. The Loud & Sons Lumber Company built a narrow-gauge railway through the area in 1890. A post office was established on April 28, 1890, with Edward Cunning as postmaster. The office closed September 30, 1890 and reopened October 10, 1890, with John S. Fullerton as postmaster.[3][4] The Curran ZIP code 48728 serves a large portion of Mitchell Township, as well as small areas of eastern Caledonia Township and Millen Township and parts of western Clinton Township and Comins Township in Oscoda County.[5]
  • Barton City is to the east, and the Barton City ZIP code 48705 also serves a portion of eastern Mitchell Township.[6]
  • Glennie is to the south, and the Glennie ZIP code 48737 also serves a portion of southeastern Mitchell Township.[7]
  • South Branch is to the southewest, and the South Branch ZIP code 48761 also serves a portion of southwestern Mitchell Township.[8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 143.7 square miles (372.1 km²), of which, 142.8 square miles (369.8 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 396 people, 193 households, and 122 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.8 per square mile (1.1/km²). There were 731 housing units at an average density of 5.1/sq mi (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.73% White, 0.51% Asian, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

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