Ash Township
Geographical information

Monroe County



Land area

34.6 sq. miles

Water area

0.2 sq. miles



Demographic information
Population (2000)


Population density


Government structure
Community type

Civil township

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Ash Township is a civil township in northeastern Monroe County, Michigan along the border of Wayne County. It is bound to the east by the Berlin Charter Township, to the south by Frenchtown Charter Township, and to the west by Exeter Township.[2] Within the west-central area of the township is the village of Carleton.[2] The population was 7,610 during the 2000 census.[3] Bisecting the township is Interstate 275; additionally, U.S. Highway 24 (locally known as Telegraph Road) traverses from the southern boundary northeastward, connecting Monroe and Flat Rock.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Ash Township has a total area of 34.8 square miles, of which 0.2 square miles is water. The community uses five ZIP codes; although, the majority of the population lives within 48117[4]—assigned to Carleton.[5] Much of the land east of Telegraph Road (U.S. Highway 24) uses ZIP code 48179[6]—assigned to South Rockwood.[5] A few small portions of the township use other ZIP codes, such as 48134[7]—assigned to Flat Rock[5], 48164[8]—assigned to Newport[5], 48166[9]—assigned to New Boston.[5] The township has the FIPS code 26-03680.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

Monroe County
County seat: Monroe — Founded: 1817; Organized: 1817 — Population: 153,608 (2007 est.)
Luna Pier · Milan (partial) · Monroe · Petersburg
Carleton · Dundee · Estral Beach · Maybee · South Rockwood
Charter townships
Berlin · Frenchtown · Monroe
Civil townships
Ash · Bedford · Dundee · Erie · Exeter · Ida · La Salle · London · Milan · Raisinville · Summerfield · Whiteford
Census-designated places
Detroit Beach · Lambertville · South Monroe · Stony Point · Temperance · West Monroe · Woodland Beach
Other communities
Azalia · Cone · Diann · Erie · Ida · Lulu · Newport · Ottawa Lake · Samaria · Whiteford Center
Neighboring counties
Lenawee County (west), Washtenaw County (northwest), Wayne County (northeast);
Lucas County, Ohio (south)
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