According to the book "Michigan Place Names", China was first settled when Samuel Ward and William Gallagher built a dam in a grist mill here in 1825. On March 17, 1834 China became an organized township, named China by Capt. John Clarke, one of the area´s first settlers. He was born in Bath, Maine in 1797 and died in East China in 1876.
Read more at: http://home.comcast.net/~chinatownship/twphistory.htm
Township Hall: 4560 Indian Trail (810) 765-1145
Events: Easter Egg Hunt
Population: 3,340 (2000)
Median Age: 37.2 years
Median Family Income $63,100
Information taken from China Township website