Clarkston, Michigan

Clarkston, known officially as the City of the Village of Clarkston, is a city located in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is surrounded by Independence Township, but the two are administered autonomously. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 882.

Clarkston, Michigan
City of the Village of Clarkston
Location within Oakland County
Location within Oakland County
Clarkston is located in Michigan
Clarkston
Clarkston
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°44′01″N 83°25′08″W / 42.73361°N 83.41889°W / 42.73361; -83.41889Coordinates: 42°44′01″N 83°25′08″W / 42.73361°N 83.41889°W / 42.73361; -83.41889
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOakland
Settled1830
Incorporated1884 (village)
1992 (city)
Government
 • TypeCity commission
 • MayorEric Haven
Area
 • City0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land0.44 sq mi (1.15 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • City882
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
924
 • Density2,088.04/sq mi (806.78/km2)
 • Metro
4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48346
Area code(s)248 and 947
FIPS code26-82450[3]
GNIS feature ID623384[4]
WebsiteOfficial website

Clarkston was incorporated as a city in 1992. With a total land area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), Clarkston in the smallest city by land area in the state of Michigan.

HistoryEdit

Squatter Linux Jacox from New York built the first house, a Shanty, in Clarkston in 1830. In 1832, Butler Holcomb built the second house and a sawmill. On December 12, 1840, the Independence post office was transferred to the community and assumed its name.[5] In 1842, the Clark brothers platted a tract of land for a village and gave it the name Clarkston.[6] Clarkston was incorporated in 1884 as a village.[5]

In 1992, the village of Clarkston was incorporated as a city.[7]

Historic districtEdit

The Village of Clarkston was designated a Michigan State Historic Site on January 16, 1976[citation needed] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places[7] on May 15, 1979.

The Clarkston Village Historic District includes Buffalo Street, Church Street, Clarkston Road, Depot Road, Holcomb Street, Main Street(M-15), Miller Road, Waldon Road and Washington Street.

EducationEdit

The city's public school district is the Clarkston Community School District.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1860376
187047125.3%
1880368−21.9%
18903875.2%
1900360−7.0%
1910345−4.2%
192041921.4%
193063952.5%
19406532.2%
195072210.6%
19607696.5%
19701,03434.5%
1980968−6.4%
19901,0053.8%
2000962−4.3%
2010882−8.3%
Est. 2018924[2]4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

In Clarkston in 2010, there were:

  • 402 households
  • 248 families
  • 440 housing units
  • 48.6% Males
  • 51.4% Females
  • 97.7% White
  • 0.6% Asian
  • 0.2% African American
  • 0.1% Native American
  • 2.19 was the average household size
  • 2.80 was the average family size
  • 21.4% under the age of 18
  • 6.0% from 18 to 24
  • 22.0% from 25 to 44
  • 31.4% from 45 to 64
  • 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older
  • 45.4 was the median age

[9][10]

Notable peopleEdit

This list includes people from the area (Clarkston and Independence Township).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clarkston, Michigan
  5. ^ a b Romig 1986, pp. 119.
  6. ^ Durant, Samuel W. (2005) [1877]. "Independence Township". History of Oakland County, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 207–214. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "The 18 tiniest cities in Michigan". Flint Journal. Mlive Media Group. December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  11. ^ "Valerie Bertinelli". International Speakers Bureau. Archived from the original on November 28, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  12. ^ "Olde Mill Inn - About Us". Olde Mill Inn.
  13. ^ "Broadcasters". Detroit Tigers.
  14. ^ "Voice of Detroit Tigers Dan Dickerson to meet with fans". theoaklandpress.com.
  15. ^ "Home-grown Dane Fife happy with new job". theoaklandpress.com.
  16. ^ "Henry Ford in the Village of Clarkston". michiganhistory.leadr.msu.edu. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  17. ^ "Village Of Clarkston Historic District". clarkstonhistory.info.
  18. ^ "Clarkston's Kamieniecki a rising star in basketball, not baseball". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on August 24, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  19. ^ "Independence Township man arrested in burglary attempt of Kid Rock home". theoaklandpress.com.
  20. ^ Clement, Heather. "ARCA driver eyes NASCAR". clarkstonnews.com. Archived from the original on August 12, 2013.

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