Cambridge Township Population: 2000(5299) 1990(4429) Change(870)
Cambridge Township is located in northwest Lenawee County in what is know as the Irish Hills area, a hilly region dotted with many small lakes. It plays an important part in Lenawee County’s economy, both as a tourist area, containing several resorts and golf courses, as well as a booming residential area surrounded by beautiful scenery. Township offices are located in Onsted, just south of the lakes area.
The first settler to this area was Norman Geddes, who moved here from New York in 1833. It was named Cambridge Junction, most likely for the town in New York, as was the case with many Michigan communities whose settlers emigrated from New York. In 1838, Sylvester Walker came to the area and built a tavern here at the crossroads of Chicago Drive and LaPlaisance Bay Road, now M-50 and US-12. He was very successful, and later became a state senator. The tavern still stands, and is a major tourist attraction and landmark of Lenawee County.
OTHER PLACES IN CAMBRIDGE TOWNSHIP:CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION, IRISH HILLS, OAK SHADE PARK, ONSTED, SPRINGVILLE,
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