Galloway, Michigan

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Galloway, Michigan
unincorporated community
Galloway, Michigan is located in Michigan
Galloway, Michigan
Galloway, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°19′54″N 84°22′10″W / 43.33167°N 84.36944°W / 43.33167; -84.36944Coordinates: 43°19′54″N 84°22′10″W / 43.33167°N 84.36944°W / 43.33167; -84.36944
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gratiot/Saginaw
Elevation [1] 679 ft (207 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48637 (Merrill)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-31330[2]
GNIS feature ID 1617575[1]

Galloway is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located at 43°19′54″N 84°22′10″W / 43.33167°N 84.36944°W / 43.33167; -84.36944 (Galloway)[1] on the boundary between Lakefield Township in Saginaw County and Lafayette Township in Gratiot County.

The community is at the junction of Nelson Road and S. Meridian Rd./NE Gratiot County Line Rd.[1][3]

A post office named Galloway first opened in Gratiot County on February 16, 1883 with Richard Galloway as the first postmaster. This was discontinued on January 19, 1885. It was re-established on July 16, 1889, on section 24 in Lafayette Township with Andrew Schurr as the first postmaster of the re-established office. When the postmaster moved across the county line into Lakefield Township, the post office moved as well. The office was discontinued on October 31, 1902.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Galloway, Michigan". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Saginaw County Map. J. Shively. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Center for Geographic Information. September 2007.
  4. ^ "Galloway Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  6. ^ Tucker, Willard D. (2005) [1913]. "Extinct Post Offices". Gratiot County, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 1207–08. Retrieved 31 October 2010.