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Duck Lake, Michigan

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Duck Lake, Michigan

Clarence Township, Michigan
Clarence Township, Michigan
Clarence Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan

Coordinates: 42°22′25″N 84°46′30″W / 42.37361°N 84.77500°W / 42.37361; -84.77500Coordinates: 42°22′25″N 84°46′30″W / 42.37361°N 84.77500°W / 42.37361; -84.77500

Country United States
State Michigan
County Calhoun
 • Total 34.2 sq mi (88.6 km2)
 • Land 32.7 sq mi (84.8 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,032
 • Density 62.1/sq mi (24.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49076 (Olivet),
49224 (Albion),
49284 (Springport)
FIPS code 26-15960[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626086[2]

Clarence Township is a civil township located in northeast Calhoun County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,032 at the 2000 census. The township was originally named Pinkney Township.


Like the rest of Calhoun County, Clarence Township was populated by Potawatamis before the coming of Euro-Americans. The first Euro-American settler came to the township in 1836. It was not until 1845 that a Euro-American settled at Duck Lake. This was Jacob Nichols, who still had Potawatami neighbors as his only close neighbors for several years after this.

The township was organized in 1838. The first school in the township was established the following year.[3]


There are no incorporated municipalities within the rural township. There are settlements at a few unincorporated communities:

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