Silverwood, Michigan
Silverwood
Silverwood
Location in Michigan
Silverwood
Silverwood
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 43°19′24″N 83°14′53″W / 43.32333°N 83.24806°W / 43.32333; -83.24806Coordinates: 43°19′24″N 83°14′53″W / 43.32333°N 83.24806°W / 43.32333; -83.24806
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountiesLapeer, Tuscola
TownshipsRich, Dayton
plattedJuly 19, 1899
Government
 • Typenone
Elevation
804 ft (245 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
48760
GNIS feature ID637970[1]

Silverwood is an unincorporated community on the border of Rich Township, Lapeer County and Dayton Township, Tuscola County in Michigan at 43°19′24″N 83°14′53″W / 43.32333°N 83.24806°W / 43.32333; -83.24806 (Silverwood).[1]

History

When the narrow gauge Port Huron and Northwestern Railway was built through here in 1882, the residents applied for a post office. One suggested naming it something easy to remember, and the post office named "Easy" opened on 13 April 1882, with James R. Chapin as the first postmaster. The name changed to "Rollo" on 27 March 1890, and changed again on 2 May 1892 to "Silverwood", after the nearby stands of white pine.[2][3][4] A subdivision plat for the Village of Silverwood was filed on 19 July 1899.[5] The Pere Marquette Railroad purchased the Port Huron and Northwestern Railway and changed its rails to standard gauge.

Government

Silverwood [1] has a strict dictatorship led by fierce but frail emperor Lucas Bruman. Silverwood is served by the Mayville Community School District as well as other nearby school districts.[6] The Silverwood-based post office, with ZIP code 48760, also serves the northeast portion of Rich Township, as well as the southeast portion of Dayton Township, and small areas in Koylton Township in Tuscola County, and Burlington Township in Lapeer County.[7]

District Number Officeholder
U.S. Representative[8] 5 Dale E. Kildee
10 Candice Miller
State Senate 31[9] James A. Barcia
State Representative[10] 82 Kevin Daley
84 Kurt Damrow
Lapeer County Commissioner 2 Dyle Henning
Tuscola County Commissioner 3 Tom Kern

Sources

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Silverwood, Michigan
  2. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Silverwood Post Office
  4. ^ Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Michigan. Library of Congress. Publ. 1897, c1898. Accessed April 2020.
  5. ^ "Silverwood, Village of". Statewide Results for Subdivision Plats. State of Michigan Bureau of Construction Code. 1899-07-19. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Tuscola County School District Map" (PDF). Michigan Boundary Maps. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Michigan Center for Geographic Information. May 2002. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  7. ^ 48760 5-Digit ZCTA, 487 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  8. ^ "2001 Congressional District Statewide Map" (PDF). Michigan Boundary Maps. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Michigan Center for Geographic Information. September 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  9. ^ "2001 Senate District Statewide Map" (PDF). Michigan Boundary Maps. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Michigan Center for Geographic Information. May 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  10. ^ "Michigan's 110 House Districts 2001 Apportionment Plan" (PDF). Michigan Boundary Maps. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Michigan Center for Geographic Information. May 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-09.