Frenchtown Charter Township is a charter township in eastern Monroe County, Michigan along the shoreline of Lake Erie. It is bound to the east by the lake, to the south by Monroe and the River Raisin, to the north by Ash Township, and to the west by Raisinville Township. The community is a bedroom community for Monroe, being connected to it by Interstate 75, U.S. Highway 24, M-125, and the former Dixie Highway. The township also contains the unincorporated communities of Detroit Beach, Stony Point and Woodland Beach. The population was 20,777 during the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Frenchtown Charter Township has a total area of 43.3 square miles, of which 1.1 square miles is water. The community primarily uses three ZIP codes; although, the majority of the population lives within 48162—assigned to Monroe— and 48166—assigned to Newport. Northern portions of the township also use 48117—assigned to Carleton. The township has the FIPS code 26-30820.
History[edit | edit source]
Frenchtown Charter Township was originally settled prior to American jurisdiction. The land was part of Wayne County until the creation of Monroe County in 1817. The township, however, was first created as part of Wayne County in 1805. It was reorganized in 1827. The township eventually incorporated into a charter township during the twentieth century.
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Frenchtown Charter Township website
- USGS GNIS: Frenchtown Charter Township
- Census map of Monroe County from the United States Census Bureau
- "American FactFinder" from the United States Census Bureau
- Map of 48162 from the United States Census Bureau
- ZIP code look-up
- Map of 48166 from the United States Census Bureau
- Map of 48117 from the United States Census Bureau