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Chippewa Township History

The area which is known as Chippewa Township was acquired by the United States Government from the Ojibwa Indians in 1836 as part of the Washington Treaty. There was no Non-Native American settlement in this area until the Homestead Act of 1862 which made land affordable for settlers. The first settlers to the area arrived in 1865 and Chippewa Township was established by the State of Michigan in 1868. By the late 1800's logging was the main industry of the area. With abundance of White Pine the Chippewa Lumber Company was established. A fire in the small business district eventually destroyed most of the old buildings (C.Hull, 2012). Chippewa Township is now mainly a Rural Agricultural and Recreational Community. With the 791 acre All Sports Chippewa Lake, you will find plenty to do during any season in our community.

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This page last updated on 8/22/2019.

Chippewa Township

19171 4th Street
P.O. Box 26
Chippewa Lake, MI 49320

(p) 231.867.3777

Supervisor Office Hours   Bryan@Chippewatwp.org                                   

Monday-Wednesday  9:00 am to Noon

* Additional hours by appointment                                                                                                                 

Treasurer/ Clerk Office Hours     

You may always contact the Treasurer at Julie@Chippewatwp.org and the Clerk at Kristin@Chippewatwp.org                                                                                    Monday-Thursday   9:00 am to 1:00 pm

 *Unless otherwise noted             

Assessor Hours - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of Each Month from 10 a.m. - Noon                          ALWAYS CHECK THE 'CALENDAR' FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE OFFICE HOURS