Peacock - Peacock Township Population: 2000() 1990() Change()
Peacock Township is located in the near the northwestern quarter of Lake County.
Over 80 percent of the township is contained in either the Manistee National Forest (west of M-37 which bisects the township), or the Pere Marquette State Forest, east of M-37.
The Little Manistee River runs through the northern section, crossing M-37 just north of Old M-63. Its main feature, however, is Wolf Lake, Michiganís shallowest inland lake, with a maximum depth of seven feet. Several resorts, cottages and restaurants can be found along M-37 near the lake.
The small community of Peacock can be found two miles west of M-37 on Four Mile Road. It began as a lumbering community in 1897 when the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad built a line through the area. It was named after David J. Peacock, who was the first postmaster.