University Center, Michigan

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University Center is an Unincorporated community in Frankenlust Township, Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan,[1] and the name of the post office with the ZIP code of 48710.[1][2]

The locale is named for the institutions of higher education served by the ZIP code: Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU).[3]

History[edit]

In the 1950s, leaders and residents of Bay, Saginaw and Midland counties asked state authorities for local institutions of higher education. A college district was established in 1957 and Delta College opened in September 1961.[4]

Post office[edit]

A post office named "University Center" was opened on July 16, 1961 to serve the institutions.[3] The ZIP code is designated as unique by the postal service, indicating that it is "used for a specific company or organization."[2] SVSU lies entirely within Saginaw County's Kochville Township, and Delta College lies entirely within Bay County's Frankenlust Township, but both institutions are served by the University Center ZIP code. Sometimes there are certain instances that SVSU is considered to be part of the Saginaw ZIP code 48604. Similarly, Delta College is sometimes considered to be part of the Bay City ZIP Code 48706.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: University Center, Michigan
  2. ^ a b US Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ a b Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  4. ^ About Delta:History

Coordinates: 43°33′30″N 83°58′57″W / 43.55833°N 83.98250°W / 43.55833; -83.98250