Gerrish Township Fire/EMS

 
 
Did you know that Gerrish Township Fire/EMS
offers the following services?
-Blood Pressure/Glucose Checks
-Vile of Life

Gerrish Township Cemetery

 
The Gerrish Township Cemetery was established in the 1960's with the oldest burial dating back to 1961. 
It currently holds 144 infant plots and 1280 standard plots with a limited number of plots still available for purchase.
For more information please contact the Gerrish Township main office at 989-821-9313

Assessor Karleen Helmreich

 
 
Assessor Karleen Helmreich
Office Hours:  Monday 8:00am-4:00pm

Gerrish Township Police Deptartment

 
 
Gerrish Township Police Department
In case of emergency please call 911
Chief Brian Hill

Election News

 

Tuesday November 6, 2018 

General Election 

For further information please contact

Clerk Patchin or Deputy Clerk Kirkpatrick at (989) 821-9313 ext 227

History

 

The loggers first settled in Roscommon County in the mid-nineteenth century.  The residents met at the Gerrish Logging Camp in April, 1890, to elect officers for their newly organized Township.  James Watson was chosen as the first supervisor.  Originally the Township embraced present-day Gerrish, Lyon and Markey Townships.  In 1920, the present boundaries were established.  It was named after Sylvester Higgins, Michigan's first chief of the topographical department of the Michigan Geological Survey.

About Gerrish Township

On April 5, 1880, area residents met at the Gerrish logging camp to elect officers for their newly organized Township.  Originally, the Township embraced present-day Gerrish, Lyon and Markey Townships.  In 1920, the present boundary line was established.  The Township borders on one-half of the shoreline of Michigan’s sixth largest inland lake, Higgins Lake.  The area is primarily a resort community.

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