Bath is a community defined by its rural characteristics, proximity to metro-Lansing, diverse housing opportunities and unique environmental resources. Our mission is to strategically provide services to the public that enhance the community’s quality of life, to provide open and responsive communication with our customers, to show integrity at all times, and to make informed, effective decisions that look within and beyond our township boundaries in order to benefit all our current citizens and future generations to come.
Conveniently located between Lansing and Jackson, Charlotte is a community that values its history but is always looking to the future. The many historic homes and buildings will bring you back to another era, while the state-of-the-art middle school, performing arts center, athletic facilities and aquatic center meet the needs of a technologically advancing community. Don’t miss Frontier Days in early September, where you can be a part of the past and the present!
Clinton County is located in the geographic center of Michigan and was organized in 1839. Early speculators and settlers were largely from New York and Clinton County is named for DeWitt Clinton, the governor of New York under whom the Erie Canal was constructed.
The County boasts industrial growth and manufacturing base with the development especially in the southern corridor of the county. The County holds a top 10 ranking in the state for agriculture in categories that include dairy, soybeans and cattle, and is famous for its mint production due to the rich black soil, and celebrates its mint farming heritage annually at the “Mint Festival”.
While maintaining its small town atmosphere, Holt offers many opportunities, whether personal, recreational or business. It is home to many national and international companies, which provide a broad range of products and services around the world. Holt’s high school was recognized as one of the top 100 schools in the nation. Holt is a part of Delhi Charter Township.
Perched on the west side of Lansing, Delta Township is a nice mix of retail, industrial and neighborhoods including the nearby Waverly community. In Delta Township you can find the Lansing Mall as well as a number of user-friendly parks and green spaces.
City of DeWitt
DeWitt is a peaceful, historic community located just north of Lansing. Recognized by CNN/Money Magazine "Best Places to Live 2005,"DeWitt was rated 75 on the list of 100 finalists and was one of just four Michigan cities recognized. DeWitt is also home to the Looking Glass River, the DeWitt Ox Roast in August, and many other family-friendly attractions. Experience for yourself the performances, the parade, the children’s tractor pull - and don’t miss the frog-jumping contest!
DeWitt Township is located within Clinton County, Michigan. Being part of the Greater Lansing Urban Area, the Township is centrally located in the State of Michigan along I-69 and US-127. Within a 75-mile radius of DeWitt, there are 5.7 million people living in the major urban areas of the State of Michigan including Lansing, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek.
Along with its location, DeWitt Township also maintains one of the highest quality of life scores in the area. Surveys have shown that with one of the lowest tax rates, an excellent park system, and three excellent school districts (Bath, DeWitt and Lansing) to choose from, it makes DeWitt Township a great place to live, work and play.
City of East Lansing
Best known as the home of Michigan State University, East Lansing is a quality community that has a small-town ambiance while also offering vibrant nightlife. The mix of restaurants, unique shops, art galleries and entertainment makes East Lansing a fabulous destination for people of all ages. Mark your calendar and plan a visit during one of the many festivals taking place in town, such as the East Lansing Art Festival in May or the Great Lakes Folk Festival in August. Take a stroll on campus amid the buildings both old and new and don’t forget to stop at the MSU Dairy store for the freshest and tastiest ice cream you can find.
Eaton County, named for President Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War (John Eaton), sometimes referred to as a cabinet county, was organized in 1837. Due to lack of population and buildings in the designated county seat (Charlotte), government and judicial functions were performed in the village of Bellevue. However, by 1840 the population of Charlotte had grown sufficiently to warrant the move to this community. Circuit Court proceedings were held in the Eagle Hotel with Circuit rider Epaphroditus Ransom (later Governor of Michigan) as presiding judge. Six years later, the first Eaton County Courthouse was completed at a cost totaling five hundred dollars on land donated for this purpose by Edmund Bostwick. By 1880, growth in Eaton County had outstripped the capacity of the first courthouse. In 1882 the Eaton County Board of Supervisors resolved "to erect a building for court and public office purposes" at no more than $50,000 cost; this was later amended to $40,000. When completed, the cost of this courthouse was nearly $80,000.
City of Grand Ledge
Grand Ledge is a city well-known and named for its 300-million-year-old, sandstone and quartzite rock ledges that rise 60 feet above the Grand River. Today, this city retains its historic Victorian architecture, while at the same time continues growing with a diverse economy. Hop aboard a paddle-wheel riverboat for a cruise down the Grand River during the Island Art Fair in August or for the Color Cruise weekend in October, just two of the many festivals held in Grand Ledge.
Ingham County has the unique distinction of being the only County in the United States in which the Capitol is not located in the County Seat. The Capitol is in the City of Lansing while the County Courthouse is in the County seat, which is the City of Mason.
In 1971, the Courthouse was put on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1980 a renovation study was done to preserve the courthouse and to improve efficiency of operations. In 1995, after fifteen years of renovations and restoration work, the final work of decorating the public areas was completed by the County Commission on History. The Ingham County Historical Commission is the oldest County Commission on History in the State of Michigan.
City of Lansing
Lansing is a diverse, robust capital city with a multitude of strong vibrant neighborhoods. Urban lofts and apartments located downtown blend with the governmental and corporate offices and are occupied by both students and professionals. With over 50 dedicated neighborhood associations, Lansing residents take pride in their hometown. Don’t miss the cultural hub on the city’s north side — Old Town. This vibrant neighborhood mixes art galleries, boutiques, specialty stores, bars and corporate offices. The architecture of the buildings is a big enough draw, but add in all the festivals (JazzFest, BluesFest, Festival of the Sun and Oktoberfest to name just a few) and you will want to return again and again to explore.
City of Mason
Mason, named after the state’s first governor, Stevens T. Mason, is a city that has retained its traditional look. Located only 10 miles southeast of Lansing, Mason’s economy is supported by its connection to the state capital, as well as significant local business, including metal fabrication, auto parts manufacturing, pharmaceutical research and packaging products production. In the mood for some antique-hunting? Mason is your mecca.
It was originally a farming community, but Okemos has been entirely absorbed as a Lansing suburb. Downtown Okemos is located at the intersection of Hamilton and Okemos Roads. Stop by the Meridian Historical Village or the Native American Nokomis Learning Center to discover the region’s roots. Okemos, like Haslett, is part of Meridian Township.
Haslett is most notable for being the home of Lake Lansing, where both Michigan State University Sailing Club and Lansing Sailing Club are located. In 2007, Haslett was named 42nd best place to raise your kids in America by BusinessWeek Magazine. Pack a lunch and enjoy the beach at Lake Lansing before giving a pedal boat or a canoe a whirl on the lake and then relaxing by the band shell to enjoy an evening of music. Haslett, along with Okemos, is part of Meridian Township.
St. Johns, located off of US-127, is about twenty miles north of Lansing. Its economy is supported largely by the auto industry, manufacturing and producing auto parts, along with local businesses. St. Johns keeps tradition alive by celebrating its Mint Festival every August, which commemorates well over 100 years of the agricultural production of peppermint and spearmint.
Wacousta, an unincorporated village, was started in 1837 prior to the settlement of the northern part of lower Michigan. It is 11 miles northwest of Lansing and is on the four corners of Sections 7, 8, 17 and 18 of Watertown Township, Clinton County. The “Waterloo Joint Stock Company” was organized in July of 1837. They purchased a tract of land on the Looking Glass River and proceeded to plan the town of Wacousta. Twelve thousand dollars was spent for improvements. This company traded hands many times. In 1848, Waterloo was ended and Wacousta began. This unincorporated village is governed by Watertown Township now.
Windsor Township was considered remote from earlier settlements and was one of the last townships in Eaton County to receive settlers. This did not deter sixty-three land purchases by the year 1836. In the fall of 1837 Orange Towslee and Nathan Pray settled in the township, each coming from different directions. The township is divided into seven school districts, which include: Holt-Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Lansing, Potterville, Waverly, Grand Ledge and Charlotte. As the population grows, the residents who have located in the township and the Village of Dimondale appreciate the quiet rural atmosphere and the quality of life now existent.