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Jefferson Township, Michigan

  •   State: 
    Hillsdale County
      County FIPS: 
    41°51′46″N 84°32′39″W
      Area total: 
    36.10 sq mi (93.50 km²)
      Area land: 
    35.49 sq mi (91.92 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.61 sq mi (1.58 km²)
    1,060 ft (323 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Hillsdale, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Osseo, Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    86.3 residents per square mile of area (33.3/km²)
      Unemployment rate: 

Jefferson Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,063 at the 2010 census. The township was organized in 1837 with the name of Florida. It was given its present name in 1849. Osseo is an unincorporated community within the township about five miles southeast of Hills Dale on M-34. Pittsford is a census-designated place on the boundary withPittsford Township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.10 square miles (93.5 km²), of which 35.49 sq miles (91.9 km²) is land and 0.61sq miles (1.6 km²)" is water" The township is located at 41°5309N 84°3239W and has a latitude and longitude of 41°4309N84°2836W and a height of 515 feet (183.7 meters) ( The township's name is derived from "Jefferson, Florida", which means "Florida" or "Florida Island" in the English language. It is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is part of the Lower Peninsula of the Upper Great Lakes region of the United states. The town's name means "the middle of the Great Lakes" in English.


The township was organized in 1837 with the name of Florida. It was given its present name in 1849. The township is located on the banks of the Ohio River. It has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located near the town of Pembroke, in the north of the state. The town's name is derived from the town's original name, Florida, which means "beautiful place" or "fantastic place" in English. The name of the township was changed to its current name by the end of the 19th century, after being given the name "Florida" by the state legislature. The current name is "Pembrokeshire", which was given to the township by the State of Ohio in 1847. It also means "proud place of origin" in the English language. It's located on a river, which was once known as the "Ohio River" and was once called the "Pompey River" by locals. It now has a name of "Pembrey" and "Pleasant River" in French. In 1849, it was given the present name "Preston" and its current size of 2,200 acres (1,100 hectares) by the town council. The village of Preston was founded in 1836. It had a population of about 1,200 people in 1838. It became the town seat in 1841. It received its current title in 1848.


Osseo is an unincorporated community within the township about five miles southeast of Hillsdale on M-34 just east of the junction with M-99. It is at 41°5309N 84°3239W. Pittsford is an unincorporated community and census-designated place on the boundary with Pitts Ford Township. It is at 41°5144N84°2836W and is three miles southeast of Osseo. It has a population of about 1,000. The town is located in the northern part of the township. The township was established in 1872. It was named after the town's founder, William Pitts, who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1872 to 1883. The current town was founded in 1874 by William Pitt, a former member of Congress from 1883 to 1884. The city of Ossee is in the township and was founded by the same family, the Osseos, in 1876. The community was named for the family's first home, which was built in 1875. The village of OsSEo was founded on the site of a former home of William OsSEe, which dates back to 1881. In 1883, the city was incorporated as a city. The name was changed to Os SEe in 1883 and the town was incorporated in 1885. The area was originally known as Ossea.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.10 square miles (93.5 km²) of which 35.49square miles (91.9 km²), is land. 0.61sq miles (1.6km²), or 1.69% of the township is water. The township is located in the Upper Peninsula of New York state. It is one of the most densely populated areas in New York State. It has a population of 2,816. The town's population was 2,788 at the 2010 census. It was the most populated township in the United States at the time of the 2010 Census, with 2,638 people. The population of the town was 2.715 at the year's start, up from 2,071 at the 2000 census. The area's population has declined since the early 1990s, when it was 3,077. It had the highest rate of obesity in the state in the early 2000s. It also had the lowest rate of African-American population growth in the country in the same period, at 1.7%. The township has the highest percentage of women in the county, at 2.6%. It has the lowest percentage of Hispanic population growth, at 0.8%. It is the second most populated town in the township, after the town of Loughlin County, New York, with 1.9% of its population. The largest percentage of Hispanics in the town is in Loughlins County, at 3.1%.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,141 people, 1,210 households, and 895 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 97.87% White, 0.25% African American,0.45% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0%.41% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population. The median income for a household in the Township was $43,750, and $51,786 for a family. The per capita income for the township is $17,484. About 4.0% of families and 5.3% of people were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 3.4% ofThose age 65 or over. The township is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via a tunnel system. The tunnel system was built in the early 1900s. It is the only tunnel system of its kind in the state. It was completed in the late 1800s and was the first tunnel to cross the Susquehanna River, which runs through the township and into New Jersey. It has a tunnel that was built to connect the New York City area to the East River and the Hudson River. The New York and New York Port Authority runs a tunnel under the township that runs through it.

Notable residents

Charles D. Luce (1820-1887), Michigan state representative, supervisor of Jefferson Township.Silas A. Wade (1797-1869), MichiganState representative, Supervisor of Jefferson township. Charles D. Loe, Michigan state Representative, Supervisor, Jefferson Township, Michigan. Silas Wade, Michigan State Representative, supervisor, Jefferson township, Michigan, 1797-1869. Charles Luce, Michigan's first African-American state representative and supervisor, 1820-1887-1897. Sila Wade, State Representative and Supervisor, 1801-1899-1898-1901-1902-1903-1904-1905-1906-1907-1908-1909-1910-1911-1912-1913-1914-1915-1916-1917-1918-1919-1922-1921-1923-1924-1925-1926-1928-1929-1930-1931-1932-1934-1935-1936-1937-1938-1939-1940-1941-1942-1943-1944-1946-1947-1948-1949-1951-1952-1955-1953-1954-1956-1958-1957-1961-1962-1959-1960-1963-1964-1965-1966-1967-1968-1969-1970-1971-1972-1973-1974-1974-1975-1977-1978-1980-79-80-20-81-80.

  • Osseo's population in Hillsdale County, Michigan of 1,480 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,92-fold to 1,356 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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