Tawas Township Population: 2000(1684) 1990(1465) Change(219)
The townships of Tawas and Sable were erected in 1857, at the same time the county was organized.
Tawas included all thepart of the county in Townships 21 and 22, in the several ranges, and Sable included the residue of the county. The 1st election in each was held the 1st Tuesday of July, 1857, in Tawas, at the office of Gideon O. Whittemore.
1st officers of Tawas: Supervisor, Gideon O. Whittemore; Clerk, George C. Beach; Treasurer, James O. Whitemore; Justices of the Peace, Henry W. Carey, Gabriel B. Lacorse, David F. Crawford, Alexander Munro; Highway Commissioners, Joseph Mattinson, Simon Andrews, Alexander Munro; School Inspectors, Gabriel B. Lacorse, Charles Hunt; Constables, George C. Beach, Charles H. Whittmore, John McCallum, Robert Campbell; Directors of the Poor, Thomas Whtctinct, and Archibald Toner.
Information taken from 'History of the Lake Huron Shore - 1883', published by H.R. Page & Co, Chicago, 1883.
This write up provided by Harold Burtzloff of Tawas, Michigan