Michigan's Place Names
Michigan has 83 counties and 1,245 townships. Currently there are over 5,300 "named places" in the database. New "historical" places are
being added weekly. All place names that are registered as current by the State
of Michigan in 2002 are complete. The database is unique, in that there are both
current and historical names included. The township of the “named place” is also
included when known.
Historical names that have since become "ghost towns" and are not in use are being added. This is a huge
undertaking, as there are thousands of "ghost towns". If you can
help with a township or county from an old map or book you have on hand, please
The above links to the full list of "named places" or communities contained in the
database. You can surf, or do a search with full or partial spellings and
The full list of 1245 townships in Michigan is here. Search the names you have to find out what county they are
in. Links to
the community names within each the townshipgs are provided.