Ellington, Tuscola MI

Ellington Village

Transcribed by Lila Arroyo, from the History of Tuscola County, MI.

ELLINGTON VILLAGE

This is an unincorporated village, situated near Cass river, in section 8, town of Ellington. The first house was built by Simeon Botsford, about 1864, Darius H. Gould built the house now occupied by Ozias Hutchinson, and started a general merchandise store. This was the nucleus of the village of Ellington, or Ellington Corners while lumbering operations were brisk on the Cass River, Ellington was prosperous, and drew trade and travel from a large extent of country. The lumber supply being exhausted an the permanent settlement of the country having resulted in the establishment of other markets, the town of Ellington has gradually narrowed. It has now two stores, seven or eight houses, a Methodist Episcopal church and other buildings. The post office was established about 1861, and located a mile from the present village, with I. J. B. McKenney, as postmaster. About 1865 it was moved to the "Corners," and Ozias Hutchinson was appointed postmaster, which office he has held ever since, with the exception of one year, in 1878-79. The office receives two mails a day by stage from Caro and Cass City. The Post Office was discontinued in 1905 and the mail was then postmarked as Caro, MI.

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