Clintonville, Michigan

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Clintonville, Michigan
Clintonville is located in Michigan
Clintonville
Clintonville
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°41′16″N 83°20′59″W / 42.68778°N 83.34972°W / 42.68778; -83.34972Coordinates: 42°41′16″N 83°20′59″W / 42.68778°N 83.34972°W / 42.68778; -83.34972
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOakland
TownshipWaterford
Settled1830
Platted1847
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48329
Area code(s)248
FIPS code26-84240[1]
GNIS feature ID1627218[2]

Clintonville is an unincorporated community within Waterford Township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan.

It was located along the Clinton River on what today is Walton Boulevard between Clintonville Road and Sashabaw Road. The village was built on the shores of Wormer Lake (27.5 acres) and Schoolhouse Lake (37 acres).[3] As an unincorporated community, Clintonville has no defined boundaries or population statistics of its own.

History[edit]

Clintonville was first settled in 1830 by Samuel C. Munson. That same year, Munson built a gristmill and saw mill at Clintonville on Pond Lake (now Lake Oakland), just north of where the Clinton River meets Walton Boulevard today.[4]

Clintonville was platted in 1847.[5]

Early residents[edit]

Clintonville land tract owners in 1872 include:[6]

  • John Linderman (1794-1877)
  • Marcus Riker (1800-1884)
  • W. Walker
  • John Van Campen (1824-1910)
  • J. Bogardus
  • Mrs. Stuart
  • B. Greening
  • J. Greening

Post Office[edit]

Clintonville had a post office from 1898 until 1902. [7]

School[edit]

Clintonville School No.7 was the first school in Clintonville. It was built on the banks of Schoolhouse Lake on what today is 3101 Walton Blvd. in Waterford, Michigan near Clintonville Road. The school building still stands today.[8]

Streets[edit]

In 1872, east-west streets in Clintonville were Lafayette Street, Main Street, Columbia Street, Darkman Street, Margaret Street and Elizabeth Street. North-south streets were Van Buren Street, Jackson Street, Washington Street,Franklin Street, Mill Street, and Pontiac Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clintonville, Michigan
  3. ^ http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/SPATIALDATALIBRARY/PDF_Maps/Inland_Lake_Maps/OAKLAND/WORMER_LAKE.PDF
  4. ^ https://waterfordmi.gov/824/Waterford-Township-Historical-Timeline
  5. ^ https://waterfordmi.gov/824/Waterford-Township-Historical-Timeline
  6. ^ http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/20995/Clintonville++Drayton+Plains++White+Lake+Township/Oakland+County+1872/Michigan/
  7. ^ Romig 1986, p. 122.
  8. ^ http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/mgdl/pdfmaps/CountySchools/SD_BYCO_esize_OAKLAND%20COUNTY.pdf

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