Sandstone Charter Township, Michigan

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Sandstone Charter Township is a charter township of Jackson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is west of Jackson and north of Spring Arbor Township. As of the 2000 census, the population was 3,801.

The eastern half of the Village of Parma is in section 31, in the southwest portion of the charter township.

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Education

There are three school districts in the township. They are:

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²), of which, 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

The entire territory encompasses the T2S R2W survey township.

Government

Sandstone is a Charter Township, incorporated under the Charter Township Act of 1947 and governed by a Township Board, consisting of a Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and four Trustees. The members of the Board are currently:

  • Supervisor: Keith Acker, (Republican)
  • Clerk: Priscilla Sutliff, (Republican)
  • Treasurer: Theresa Taylor, (Republican)
  • Trustees: Cheryl Marks, William Paulis, Rosalyn Thompson, and James Wellman (all Republican)

History

Originally part of Spring Arbor Township, Sandstone was established in 1837 by act of the State Legislature. It incorporated as a charter township in 2000 after rapid commercial and industrial development and the need for expanded municipal powers. One major development includes Michigan Automotive Compressors, Inc. (MACI), which produces parts for the automotive industry and employs several hundred members of the community.

Sandstone Station is a former railroad stop along the current Norfolk Southern Railway/Amtrak line between Jackson and Albion. The station building is located at the intersection of Sandstone Road and Michigan Avenue (formerly U.S. Highway 12).

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