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Short History of Macomb Township

By the early 1830’s, people began settling in the area now known as Macomb Township.
Officially, the Township of Macomb, was erected under the authority of the Legislative Council,
and approved on March 7, 1834.  The flat land and fertile soil brought in by the Clinton River
attracted many German farmers, and even now, Macomb Township retains many of its German influences.

One of the first people to settle in Macomb Township was Daniel Kniffens who acquired
land on the Middle Branch of the Clinton River.  This area was commonly known as the
Village of Macomb Corners and is near the corner of present day 25 Mile and
Romeo Plank Roads.

Macomb Township is now on the cutting edge of urban growth with population in excess of 88,000.

Macomb Township is located in the center of Macomb County and the heart of the world.  It is one
of the fastest growing communities in Macomb County and in the State of Michigan.  We offer a
good industrial/commercial corridor for growth, carefully balanced with our beautiful residential
neighborhoods and wonderful parks.  As a progressive community, we welcome you and look
forward to serving you and your family.

For more information and detailed history about Macomb Township check out
the Macomb Township Historical Commisson website or the Macomb County Historical Commission.

Fire Hall 1953


The Mile Roads of Macomb Township:

  Was or is sometimes still called:

20 Mile Road

  M-59, Hall Road or Rosso Highway

21 Mile Road

  Shoemaker Road

22 Mile Road

  Waldenburg Road

23 Mile Road

  East of Romeo Plank = Whiskey Road
  West of Romeo Plank = Coldwater

24 Mile Road

  French Road

25 Mile Road

  Arnold Road

26 Mile Road

  Marine City Highway

For satellite photos of Macomb Township check out www.flashearth.com
and choose Bing Maps with labels for best viewing.