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Independence Township Background:
Independence Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in Michigan. The population was 34,681 at the 2010 census.
Independence Township History:
John W. Beardslee, a Sussex County, New Jersey native, was the first person to settle Independence Township in 1826. Subsequently, settlers from New Jersey and New York began to settle the township until by 1834 all sections of land in the southern half of the township was settled. (The northern half was largely unsettled.) The southern half of the township was marked by flat plains that made it suitable for farming, most notably the Sashabaw Plains in the southeast corner of the township. The rest of the township comprised flat plains, rolling hills and lakes, connected by branches of the Clinton River. By 1840 Independence Township’s population was 830, but a decade later new construction had boosted the township’s population to 1,200. By 1877 Independence Township’s swampland was converted to agricultural use. In the late 1800s, E.V. Bailey, a prominent resident, donated to Clarkston a section of land at what is now Whipple Lake Road and Pine Knob Road. Clarkston, which is located in the heart of Independence Township, used the land to erect the area’s first schoolhouse.
Independence Township Geography:
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles, of which 35.2 square miles is land and 1.1 square miles, or 3.03%, is water.
Independence Township Trivia:
The township was named by one of its earliest settlers, Joseph Van Sycle, who came to the area in 1834 from Independence Township, New Jersey.