Frenchtown Charter Township
Geographical information

Monroe County




United States

Land area

42.1 square miles

Water area

1.1 square mile



Demographic information
Population (2000)


Population density

493.4/sq. mile

Government structure
Community type

Charter township


Charter township board

Elected officials
  • James McDevitt (Supervisor)[1]
  • Township board:[1]
    • Peggy L. Barton (Clerk)
    • Hedwig Kaufman
    • Thomas Kuehnlein
    • Jack Lindquist
    • Rhonda Sommers (Treasurer)
    • Kraig A. Yoas
  • 1805 (Initial)
  • 1827 (Reorganized)
Other information
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ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)


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GNIS feature ID


Official Website

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.[3] 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.[3] The population was 20,777 during the 2000 census.[4]

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[5]—assigned to Monroe[6]— and 48166[7]—assigned to Newport.[6] Northern portions of the township also use 48117[8]—assigned to Carleton.[6] The township has the FIPS code 26-30820.[4]

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.[1] The township eventually incorporated into a charter township during the twentieth century.

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

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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