08 March 2012

Tidbits From Atlas Township History

The History of Atlas Township (Lapeer, then Genesee County, Michigan), viewed at the Flint Public Library, included some of the following bits of information:

-- Atlas formed a portion of Lapeer county...

-- During the year 1836 many other families took up residences.  Among them Hiram Fillmore (a cousin of President Fillmore), William Carpenter, Niagara County, New York....

-- By an act of legislature approved March 9, 1843, Atlas, with other townships of Davison, Richfield and Forest, were detached from Lapeer and annexed to Genesee County.

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