Lincoln Charter Township
The library serves Lincoln Charter Township which was settled by Major Timothy Smith who moved from Ohio, and in 1827. He was one of the first settlers in what is now the present boundaries of Lincoln Township.
Since the 1960’s, the Township has become a prized residential area as well as providing a welcoming environment to industry, and a resort for tourists. Lincoln Township has benefited from a historically well-organized planning commission and now enjoys a healthy mix of residents and commercial/industrial entrepreneurs.
The Township is launching a new website that will include a notification/alert system. Residents will have the ability to sign up to receive important information on their website, notification news and reminders through email and SMS. Residents that prefer a phone call will also have the ability to sign up for text to voice messages. The new website and notification system are projected to go live after 1/1/2024.
Until then residents are able to sign up ahead of time for the new website by signing up here: https://forms.gle/L691jYQpC1ssngBJ9
Village of Stevensville
The Village of Stevensville lies within Berrien County, Michigan and is part of Lincoln Charter Township. With a population of about 1,200, the village has a commercial downtown with restaurants, shopping, a bar and a brewery and about 700 residential properties.
Like other General Law Villages in Michigan, the Village of Stevensville operates under the General Law Village Act of 1895.
If you are looking to learn more about village services or are a new resident, check out the New Resident Information page.
Village Hall Hours & Location
Stevensville Village Hall is located at 5768 St. Joseph Ave.
Village Hall is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hours can vary, so call to verify if you have a time-sensitive item.
Also playing a significant role in the history of Lincoln Township was the recreational area now known as Grand Mere State Park. The beautiful area of Grand Mere contains three lakes: North, Middle, and South, and is home to sand dunes that range from 3,000 to 10,000 years old. The original spelling for the name was “Grand Marais” which is defined in French as “large swamp or mire.” Between 1900 and 1920 ice cutting was a major industry on Grand Marais Lakes. A large ice storage house was erected on the shore of North Lake where ice was stored for summer deliveries.
For more on the history of Grand Mere visit the LTPL’s digital history of Grand Mere on Making of Modern Michigan click here.
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