Historical Sites Survey

This survey incorporates information gathered in two previous surveys of historical structures conducted within the township in 1979 and 1991, updates photos and information found within both of these surveys, and identifies additional historic sites.

While the 1979 survey was consulted primarily as a photographic reference, the 1991 survey was used extensively.  Each site recorded in the 1991 survey was revisited, re-evaluated and re-photographed, if necessary.  In addition, ownership information, addresses and sidwell numbers were updated by consulting the township's tax assessor's records (Equalizer Assisting System Software).  Another invaluable resource, the WPA Rural Properties Inventory (1939), was consulted to help determine the age and integrity of the houses and farm structures located each of the sites.  A variety of historical maps, as well as written histories, were also consulted to ascertain the historical significance and the ownership history of each property.

Included in the 1998 survey are forty-two additional sites, most dating prior to 1900, while a few extend into the 1930s.  Seven sites included in the 1991 survey were removed from the inventory, due to demolition.

Each site included in the survey was assigned a new site number, and each was keyed to the Independence Township Fire Department Street Address Map - 2/14/98.

For easy reference, the new site numbers consist of two parts:  The section number and a unique number assigned to each site within the section.

For example...03-04, 03 refers to section 3
  04 is its unique number with the section

Site inventory forms are arranged numerically, first by section number and second by the unique number, starting with section 1.

Site Index

AddressSite No.
7600 Allen Rd. .17-04
8180 Allen Rd. .17-03
8351 Allen Rd. .18-01
8591 Allen Rd. .07-02
8851 Allen Rd. .07-03
9345 Allen Rd. .07-01
9620 Allen Rd. .05-06
10081 Allen Rd. .06-01
10270 Allen Rd. .05-05
   
6970 Andersonville Rd. .32-05
7656 Andersonville Rd. .31-01
   
6315 Balmoral Terr .32-03
   
4750 Clarkston Rd. .13-02
5460 Clarkston Rd. .14-03
5535 Clarkston Rd. .15-03
5935 Clarkston Rd. .16-01
6211 Clarkston Rd. .21-01
6440 Clarkston Rd. .21-02
6527 Clarkston Rd. .20-02
6560 Clarkston Rd. .20-01
   
7785 Clement Rd. .31-04
   
4680 Clintonville Rd. .36-02
5840 Clintonville Rd. .25-04
6150 Clintonville Rd. .25-02
6480 Clintonville Rd. .25-03
6851 Clintonville Rd. .23-01
7531 Clintonville Rd. .14-04
7610 Clintonville Rd. .13-04
   
6850 Cranberry Lake Rd. .17-02
   
9900 Darthmouth Rd. .01-02
10410 Darthmouth Rd. .01-01
10415 Darthmouth Rd. .02-01
   
7341 Deer Lake Rd. .30-01
   
5859 Dixie Hwy. .33-10
5864 Dixie Hwy. .33-06
5885 Dixie Hwy .33-09
5941 Dixie Hwy. .33-07
5992 Dixie Hwy. .33-03
6485 Dixie Hwy. .32-01
7900 Dixie Hwy. .19-01
Unknown Dixie Hwy. .19-02
   
6494 Eastlawn .29-01
   
7701 Eston Rd. .13-03
7870 Eston Rd. .13-01
9160 Eston Rd. .12-01
9741 Eston Rd. .12-02
   
9662 Hadley Rd. .08-01
10300 Hadley Rd. .04-05
   
7300 Holcomb Rd. .20-03
7755 Holcomb Rd. .18-04
   
6800 Hubbard Rd. .08-04
6801 Hubbard Rd. .17-01
   
Lakeview Cemetery .29-03
   
6290 Main St. S. .29-02
   
2400 Mann Rd. .36-01
   
4531 Maybee Rd. .25-01
5331 Maybee Rd. .35-03
5585 Maybee Rd. .34-01
5794 Maybee Rd. .27-02
5931 Maybee Rd. .34-03
6091 Maybee Rd. .33-01
6201 Maybee Rd. .33-02
6450 Maybee Rd. .28-02
   
5285 Oak Hill Rd. .02-02
5511 Oak Hill Rd. .03-01
5839 Oak Hill Rd. .03-05
   
8490 Ortonville Rd. .17-05
8600 Ortonville Rd. .08-03
9000 Ortonville Rd. .08-02
9651 Ortonville Rd. .05-03
9700 Ortonville Rd. .05-01
10061 Ortonville Rd. .05-02
   
7951 Perry Lake Rd. .16-04
8051 Perry Lake Rd. .16-03
8265 Perry Lake Rd. .16-02
8551 Perry Lake Rd. .09-04
8610 Perry Lake Rd. .09-01
8700 Perry Lake Rd. .09-02
8780 Perry Lake Rd. .09-03
10491 Perry Lake Rd. .04-01
   
6151 Pine Knob Rd. .26-02
6340 Pine Knob Rd. .26-01
6650 Pine Knob Rd. .23-03
7192 Pine Knob Rd. .23-02
7275 Pine Knob Rd. .23-04
8295 Pine Knob Rd. .15-02
8315 Pine Knob Rd. .15-01
8550 Pine Knob Rd. .14-01
8815 Pine Knob Rd. .10-01
9260 Pine Knob Rd. .11-03
9635 Pine Knob Rd. .03-02
Unknown Pine Knob Rd. .14-02
   
5240 Pine Knob Tr. .35-01
   
7278 Ranch Rd. .24-01
   
6780 Rattalee Lake Rd. .05-04
   
8066 Reese Rd. .18-03
8220 Reese Rd. .18-02
8815 Reese Rd. .07-05
10250 Reese Rd. .06-02
10465 Reese Rd. .06-03
Unknown Reese Rd. .07-04
   
4406 Rohr Rd. .36-03
   
5015 Sashabaw Rd. .34-02
6024 Sashabaw Rd. .27-01
8290 Sashabaw Rd. .15-04
8620 Sashabaw Rd. .10-02
8809 Sashabaw Rd. .10-03
9750 Sashabaw Rd. .03-04
10275 Sashabaw Rd. .03-03
   
6050 Shappie Rd. .04-02
6255 Shappie Rd. .04-03
6310 Shappie Rd. .04-04
   
5293 Sunnyside Dr. .35-02
   
8580 Thendara Blvd. .12-06
8646 Thendara Blvd. .12-05
8736 Thendara Blvd. .12-04
8821 Thendara Blvd. .12-03
   
5880 Waldon Rd. .23-05
6415 Waldon Rd. .28-01
6470 Waldon Rd. .21-03
   
6660 Walters Rd. .22-01
   
5941 Waterford Hill Terr. .33-04
6342 Waterford Hill Terr. .32-02
6350 Waterford Hill Terr. .32-04
   
4545 Waterford Rd. .33-04
4578 Waterford Rd. .33-05
   
5051 Whipple Lake Rd. .11-01
5175 Whipple Lake Rd. .11-02
   
4629 White Lake Rd. .31-05
4861 White Lake Rd. .31-03
5109 White Lake Rd. .31-02