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Attica is an unincorporated village and census-designated place near the center of Attica Township, in southeastern Lapeer County, Michigan.

There are no major highways or routes through the community, which is served primarily by Lake Pleasant Road, Attica Road, and Peppermill Road. The city of Imlay is 6.0 miles east-southeast, and Lapeer is 7.8 miles west, while the village of Dryden is 8.9 miles south, and Metamora is 13.9 miles southwest of Attica.

The settlement arose around a sawmill that was built by William Williams, who came to the area from New York in 1851, acquiring the land upon which the main part of the village was built. I.N. Jenness, also a New Yorker and a lumberman, is acknowledged as a co-founder of the village.

A post office was established there on October 9, 1867, with Oscar A. Williams as its first postmaster, although it was then named Mill Station, for a railroad stop that was located there to serve the lumber industry. On September 12, 1870, the post office was renamed Elk Lake, for the lake that is just north of the village. On February 1, 1871, it was renamed Attica, to match that of the township.

The focus of this category is on the village of Attica, Michigan, and may include websites representing businesses, churches, organizations, and events in the village. However, since the Attica post office covers a wider area, those with an Attica postal address may also be listed here.

 

 

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