Clarkston, Michigan

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Clarkston, Michigan
City
City of the Village of Clarkston
Location of Clarkston, Michigan
Location of Clarkston, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°44′01″N 83°25′08″W / 42.73361°N 83.41889°W / 42.73361; -83.41889Coordinates: 42°44′01″N 83°25′08″W / 42.73361°N 83.41889°W / 42.73361; -83.41889
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Settled 1830
Incorporated 1884[1] (village), 1992 (city)
Area[2]
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)  9.80%
Population (2010)
 • Total 882
 • Density 2,004.5/sq mi (773.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48346
Area code(s) 248
FIPS code 26-82450[3]
GNIS feature ID 623384[4]

The City of the Village of Clarkston, or Clarkston, is a small city located in Oakland County, Michigan. It is completely surrounded by Independence Township. The city is approximately one half square mile in size. Its population in 2010 was 882.[5]

Clarkston's Main Street is M-15. The village is located 42 miles north of Detroit. It has easy access to I-75 and US 24.

In 1992, Village residents voted to incorporate the Village as a city in order to preserve its boundaries and local government.

History[edit]

Linux Jacox from New York built the first house in Clarkston in 1830. He sold his claim to Butler Holcomb in 1831. In 1832, Holcomb built the second house and a sawmill.

Jeremiah Clark, from Onondaga County, New York, came to Detroit in 1831, and in 1832 located in Independence Township where he built a log cabin. Nelson W. Clark arrived in 1836 and became a prominent citizen in the township. In 1838, Holcomb sold his property to the Clark brothers, who then built a grist mill. The first church to be erected in Clarkston was the Methodist Church on Buffalo Street in 1841.[6]

In 1842, the Clark brothers platted a tract of land for a village and gave it the name Clarkston.[7]

Historic district[edit]

The Village of Clarkston was designated a Michigan State Historic Site on January 16, 1976 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1979.

The Clarkston Village Historic District includes Buffalo Street, Church Street, Clarkston Road, Depot Road, Holcomb Street, Main Street(M-15),Miller Road, Waldon Road and Washington Street.

Education[edit]

The city's public school district is the Clarkston Community School District.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 376
1870 471 25.3%
1880 368 −21.9%
1890 387 5.2%
1900 360 −7.0%
1910 345 −4.2%
1920 419 21.4%
1930 639 52.5%
1940 653 2.2%
1950 722 10.6%
1960 769 6.5%
1970 1,034 34.5%
1980 968 −6.4%
1990 1,005 3.8%
2000 962 −4.3%
2010 882 −8.3%
Est. 2015 894 [8] 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

In Clarkston in 2010, there were:

  • 402 households
  • 248 families
  • 440 housing units
  • 48.6% Males
  • 51.4% Females
  • 97.7% White
  • 0.6% Asian
  • 0.2% African American
  • 0.1% Native American
  • 2.19 was the average household size
  • 2.80 was the average family size
  • 21.4% under the age of 18
  • 6.0% from 18 to 24
  • 22.0% from 25 to 44
  • 31.4% from 45 to 64
  • 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older
  • 45.4 was the median age

[10][11]

In popular culture[edit]

  • In September 2008, the pilot episode for the HBO show Hung was shot at Clarkston Junior High School in downtown Clarkston. The show revolves around a baseball coach. HBO paid students of the high school to be extras in scenes where they were fans in the crowd of a basketball game.[12]
  • In April, 2016, the Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen and The Union Woodshop were both featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, where both restaurants were part of Kid Rock's Detroit Tour with show host Guy Fieri.[13][14][15]

Notable people[edit]

This list includes people from the area (Clarkston and Independence Township).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clarkston, Michigan 48346 - InfoMI.com". infomi.com. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clarkston, Michigan
  5. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Village of Clarkston city, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "A Brief History of Clarkston". Clarkston Community Historical Society. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ Durant, Samuel W. (2005) [1877]. "Independence Township". History of Oakland County, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 207–214. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ . United States Census Bureau http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2012-11-25.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "HBO: Hung: S 1 Ep 01 Pilot". HBO. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen Village of Clarkston, MI : Food Network". foodnetwork.com. 
  14. ^ "Union Woodshop Clarkston, MI : Food Network". foodnetwork.com. 
  15. ^ "Kid Rock's Detroit Tour". foodnetwork.com. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Valerie Bertinelli". International Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  17. ^ "Olde Mill Inn - About Us". Olde Mill Inn. 
  18. ^ "Broadcasters". Detroit Tigers. 
  19. ^ "Voice of Detroit Tigers Dan Dickerson to meet with fans". theoaklandpress.com. 
  20. ^ "Home-grown Dane Fife happy with new job". theoaklandpress.com. 
  21. ^ "Village Of Clarkston Historic District". clarkstonhistory.info. 
  22. ^ "Clarkston's Kamieniecki a rising star in basketball, not baseball". The Detroit News. 
  23. ^ "Independence Township man arrested in burglary attempt of Kid Rock home". theoaklandpress.com. 
  24. ^ Clement, Heather. "ARCA driver eyes NASCAR". clarkstonnews.com. 
  25. ^ "Daniel Travis". IMDb. 

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