Welcome to the Charter Township of Flint
...a great place to live, work, and play
Welcome to the Charter Township of Flint, Genesee County, Michigan website...One of the nation's leading retail corridors with a dynamic business climate, a vibrant industrial community, and one of the most efficient transportation systems in the Midwest.
The Charter Township of Flint is located in Genesee County Michigan, organized in 1836. Three major highways I-75, I-69, and US-23 intersect in the heart of the township, running along side Bishop International Airport, offering easy access for traveling, business, and shopping. Flint Township boasts a popluation of 31,929. It is located in the heart of Genesee County, Michigan, (with a total population of 422,080), and lies adjacent to the City of Flint, with more than 100,000 visitors daily. Flint Township is Genesee County's premier shopping district, home to Genesee Valley Center offering a wonderful Shopping experience, with Birch Run Outlets and Historical Frankenmuth just 15 minutes away.
McLaren Hospital provides cutting edge technology in Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment offering extended care stay at McLaren's Hospitality House.
Genesee Valley Bike Trail offers miles of walking, biking or hiking for outdoor adventure lining to our Township Park.
Baker College, ITT Tech, Davenport College, Spring Arbor College and Northwood University are locate in Flint Township. Mott Community, University of Michigan and Kettering are minutes away. Come join us!
ADDITIONAL HISTORY: Flint Township was first organized on March 2, 1836. One year prior, the first settlers, Elijah Carman and his family, erected the first log cabin. Deacon Carman, as he was known by those who settled the township, held religious gathering sin his home and was a true pioneer, relying on hunting for food, tanning hides for clothing, and clearing dense forests for farming. He died in 1840 at the age of 40. His son, Reuben, later built the land into good farmland which he later named Carmandale. The Carman family was closely followed by the Jesse Torrey family. In October of 1836, they settled on 400 acres and cleared the area to farm. This founded the Torrey settlement. Settlers who followed the Carman and Torrey families included other familiar names such as Dye, Utley, Bristol, Carter, and Miller. In 1837, Michigan Territory became a state. During the years that followed, many roads were laid and traveled in the area: Bristol, Atherton, Maple, Hemphill, Judd, Van Slyke, Linden, Torrey, Hill, Book, Hennings and Reid. The Fentonville Plank Toll Road was builtin in 1851 with a toll of one center per mile. This road is now Fenton Road. Freight wagons traveled between Detroit and Flint on this road. One freight line was owned by Harry Farrow who lived on a farm that is now Bishop International Airport. The first schoolhouse in Flint Township was builtin in 1878 on the banks of Swartz Creek on land owned by Jesse Torrey. Eventually 10 school districts were established within Flint Township. May were one-room buildings centered in the heart of the various settlements. Flint Township incorporation as a Charter Township on July 17, 1978.