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Imlay Township is located in the heart of Michigan, which is why we are referred to as the gateway to the thumb.
With a population of a little more than 3,000, we are a small community that prides itself in its diversity.
About Imlay TownshipImlay Township is a civil township of Lapeer County, located in the state of Michigan in the United States. In the 2010 census we had a population of 3,128.
Imlay Township belongs to the eastern tier of townships and is bounded on the north by Goodland, east by St. Clair County, south by Almont and west by Attica.
According to the United Sates Census Bureau, the Township has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87 km2), of which 33.6 square miles (87 km2) of it is land and .01 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.42%) is water.
The Township was first settled in 1832 but the town was not organized until 1850. The first settler in the Township of Imlay was William Boles. Mr. Boles came from Ohio in 1832.
William H. Imlay, from whom the township drew its name, was an Eastern Capitalist, and who, with Walter P. Beech, then President of Harford Bank, turned their attention to the immense pine forests of Michigan. Many large tracts were purchased, among them being one which included a considerable portion of the Townships of Attica and Imlay.
At the date of organization as a township, Imlay had a population of about seventy persons. For more historical information please contact the Imlay City Historical Society, at (810) 724-1111 or visit their website at ImlayCityHistoricalMuseum.org.