Carleton is a village in Monroe County, Michigan located in Ash Township. The community is located about ten miles north of downtown Monroe and is located about eight miles west of South Rockwood. The population was 2,562 during the 2000 census. The community website states that the 2007 population estimate places the population close to 3,000. Additionally, the village was named after poet and Michigan-native Will Carleton.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Carleton has a total area of 1 square mile. The community uses ZIP code 48117—assigned to Carleton, not Ash Township—and has the FIPS code 26-13220.
The region around Carleton was selected and platted in 1872 by Daniel Matthews, a developer who later helped select the site of Lansing. Matthews purchased 80 acres of land and built an inn, calling it Matthews House. In 1874, the purchase was granted a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad and a post office assignment. The location also developed as a station on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northern Michigan Railroad, later the Ann Arbor Railroad. The junction of the two railroads and the station was named after Will Carleton, a popular poet native to Michigan. Carleton incorporated as a village in 1911.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Village officials - From the Carleton official website.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 History of Carleton - From the Carleton official website.
- ↑ USGS GNIS: Carleton
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Census map of Monroe County from the United States Census Bureau
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "American FactFinder" from the United States Census Bureau
- ↑ Map of 48117 from the United States Census Bureau
- ↑ City ZIP code look-up
Village of Carleton - Official website.