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Carleton
Geographical information
County

Monroe County

State

Michigan

Country

United States

Land area

1 square mile

Water area

0 square miles

Elevation

617 ft (188 m)

Demographic information
Population (2000)

2,562

Population density

2,587.9

Government structure
Community type

Village

Government

President-council

Elected officials
  • Joseph Diaz (President)[1]
  • Council:[1]
    • Chris Ciersezwski
    • Lori Dahl (Clerk)
    • Doug Leiffer (Treasurer)
    • Dennis McCormick (President pro-tem)
    • Bob McLaughlin
    • Don Mell
    • Bill Reckinger
    • Thom Zemke
Containing township

Ash Township

Incorporated

1911[2]

Other information
Time zone

Eastern

ZIP Code(s)

48117

Area code(s)

734

FIPS code

26-13220

GNIS feature ID

0622719[3]

Carleton is a village in Monroe County, Michigan located in Ash Township.[4] The community is located about ten miles north of downtown Monroe and is located about eight miles west of South Rockwood.[4] The population was 2,562 during the 2000 census.[5] The community website states that the 2007 population estimate places the population close to 3,000.[2] Additionally, the village was named after poet and Michigan-native Will Carleton.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Carleton has a total area of 1 square mile. The community uses ZIP code 48117[6]—assigned to Carleton, not Ash Township[7]—and has the FIPS code 26-13220.[5]

HistoryEdit

The region around Carleton was selected and platted in 1872 by Daniel Matthews, a developer who later helped select the site of Lansing. Matthews purchased 80 acres of land and built an inn, calling it Matthews House. In 1874, the purchase was granted a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad and a post office assignment. The location also developed as a station on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northern Michigan Railroad, later the Ann Arbor Railroad. The junction of the two railroads and the station was named after Will Carleton, a popular poet native to Michigan. Carleton incorporated as a village in 1911.[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

Village of Carleton - Official website.

Monroe County
County seat: Monroe — Founded: 1817; Organized: 1817 — Population: 153,608 (2007 est.)
Cities
Luna Pier · Milan (partial) · Monroe · Petersburg
Villages
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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