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Standish Township 48658
Arenac County, Michigan
Standish Township Population: 2000(2026) 1990(1945) Change(81)
Standish is located in southern Arenac County at the junction of M-61 and US-23. It is also the county seat. It was named after John D. Standish, a Detroit businessman who built a sawmill here in 1871. It flourished during the lumber boom, incorporating as a village in 1893 and later a city in 1904.
Today, Standish experiences steady growth due to its location to the Tri-Cities area. It has a diverse economy including metal stamping, trailer manufacturing, commercial printing, door, bus and fire-fighting equipment manufacturing. It is also considered to be a sportmanís headquarters for hunting and canoeing in the surrounding area, including the Tittabasassee River State Forest, Rifle and Au Gres Rivers.
OTHER PLACES IN STANDISH TOWNSHIP:PINE RIVER, SAGANING, WHITES BEACH, WORTH,
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