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Albion Township

 
Township  Clerk
See city of Albion site
Funeral Homes
Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapels, 208 W Erie St, Albion, MI, 49224-1648,
517-629-9155 
Cemeteries
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Historical Society
Albion Historical Society
Gardner House Museum 
509 South Superior St. 
Albion, Michigan 49224 
Telephone: 517/629-5100
Library
Albion Public Library
501 S. Superior
Albion, MI  49224
517-629-3993
Local History Room has limited hours
Vital Records on Line
Albion Public Library Obituary Database
Albion Public Library Veterans Database
 

Brief History of Albion 

In 1833, Tenney Peabody acquired a piece of land at the forks of the Kalamazoo river and with his family, became the first settlers in 1835. Mr. Peabody was joined by Jesse Crowell, Issachor Frost, and D.L. Bacon in the grist mill business, named the Albion Company. The name Albion came from Crowell's home town of Albion (Oswego Co, NY). Crowell platted the village in 1836 and became its first postmaster in 1838.

Albion College, a small Methodist liberal arts college, was established in the early 1840s. Albion was incorporated as a city in 1885.

Albion Township was organized as a independent township in 1837. The first township officers were James Sheldon (supervisor), William Farley (clerk), A.W. Walker (justice of the peace), Clark Knowles (constable), L. B. Ring (pathmaster) and Cato Millington (school commissioner).

 

Albion Michigan Historical Notebook

Follow the link above to the excellent Albion web site for numerous articles about the Albion area by historian Frank Passic.