Omard, Michigan

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Omard was an unincorporated community around the intersection of Peck Road and Isles Road in Flynn Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, at approximately 43°15′25.6″N 82°54′11.3″W / 43.257111°N 82.903139°W / 43.257111; -82.903139Coordinates: 43°15′25.6″N 82°54′11.3″W / 43.257111°N 82.903139°W / 43.257111; -82.903139. The first Omard schoolhouse was built in 1863[1], and on April 25, 1871 a post office was opened, which would operate until March 15, 1904.[2] According to an 1884 history of the county, the "village" basically consisted at that time of the schoolhouse (which also served as a church meeting house) and the post office.[3] In terms of legacy, two entities still bear the name of Omard in the vicinity including a church, Omard United Methodist Church, and a cemetery—named simply Omard Cemetery.

The post office address for that area is now Brown City, MI 48416. The local elevation is approximately 800 feet above sea level.[4]

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  1. ^ "Schoolhouses". Omard, Michigan. 2017-04-17. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  2. ^ Romig, Walter. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1973; p. 415"
  3. ^ Chapman Brothers. Portrait and biographical album of Sanilac county, containing ... biographical sketches of ... citizens ... also ... a complete history of the county, from its earliest settlement to the present time. Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1884; pp. 491-492
  4. ^ GNIS listing for Omard post office

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