Greenfield Township, Michigan

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Greenfield is a former civil township of Wayne County, Michigan; it was created from a portion of neighboring Springwells Township in 1833. Greenfield eventually encompassed the survey township T1S R11E. By 1875, a series of annexations to Detroit and Highland Park had begun; by 1926, the township of Greenfield had ceased to exist.

Today, Greenfield Road follows the former western township boundary between Greenfield and Redford Township.[1] 8 Mile road was the northern boundary of Greenfield Township.[2] Tireman Avenue follows the former southern boundary between Greenfield and Springwells Township.

Settlements of the former Greenfield Township[edit]

  • Cassandra
  • Greenfield
  • Howlett
  • Sherwood
  • Strathmoor
  • Whitewood (later Highland Park)
  • Yew

Noteworthy[edit]

In 1863, American industrialist Henry Ford was born in southern Greenfield Township; Ford's future wife, Clara Jane Bryant, was born four miles to the north, in 1866. The Bryant home stood at the intersection of Greenfield Road and Grand River Avenue.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annexation of Greenfield Township
  2. ^ Map of Wayne Co. Michigan (Map). Philadelphia: Geil, Harley & Siverd. 1860.
  3. ^ The Ford Family of Michigan

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°24′N 83°10′W / 42.400°N 83.167°W / 42.400; -83.167