WELCOME TO SAUBLE TOWNSHIP, LAKE COUNTY, MICHIGAN
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SAUBLE TOWNSHIP NEWS FALL/WINTER 2022-2023
A BIT OF HISTORY...
"Sauble, located in Lake County, is one of Michigan's former lumber towns. These days, there are no businesses left whatsoever, but a few homes remain scattered up and down N. Hamilton Road, in the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
Regarded as a 'shadow town' by some and a 'ghost town' by others, Sauble was once a decent-sized village in the late 1800's, getting its water source from the Big Sable River. It had a general store, post office, train station, and several other shops & stores. Now they are ALL gone. By 1918 the population had whittled down to 40.
According to "A History of Northern Michigan and Its People", written in 1912, "About half of Lake County in the valleys of the Little Manistee and Pine rivers.....was originally covered with a dense forest of white pine. As its territory was one of the latest in Northern Michigan to be stripped of this rich clothing, the transformation from a lumber to an agricultural, livestock and dairy country has been fairly under way only within the past dozen years".
This was true on many Lake County lumber towns, including Sauble. Driving through this area now, you would never guess it was actually a little town at one time, that had a decent amount of residents and establishments. It may be worth a detour on your Michigan road trip to just drive through and imagine what this place was once like."
John Robinson 2019
Sauble Township , in Lake County, Michigan, is a Zoned Community with residential and recreational areas that includes the Manistee National Forest Area, along with several lakes, streams, and the Little Sable River. Water sports, hiking, camping, ORV trail riding, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting are the major attractions for both residents and visitors. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population counted 333 persons. The populations swells during the summer months with summer residents and vacationers.
Sauble Township is a General Law Township. The five member Board of Trustees consists of the following elected officials: Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and two Trustees. Each member serves a four-year term.
Sauble Township is Zoned. Please check with the township's Land Use Administrator, email@example.com, before you begin any project.
Sauble Township is served by:
In addition to the Sauble Township Hall, the Township properties include: