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Situated in the lower western portion of Birch Run Township, in southeastern Saginaw County, the village of Birch Run, Michigan is administered separately from the township.

The primary route through the village is I-75, which runs contiguous with US-23 through the eastern segment of the village, while Birch Run Road passes through the center of the village in an east-west direction. Dixie Highway runs to the east and roughly parallel to I-75 in this area, forming a small segment of the village's eastern border. The City of Saginaw is 16.6 miles north-northwest, Montrose is 9.7 miles southwest, Frankenmuth is 9.1 miles north-northeast, and Clio is 8.2 miles south-southeast of Birch Run.

Opened in 1986, Birch Run Premium Outlets is currently the largest outlet mall in the Midwest, with more than a hundred stores and three restaurants.

The Birch Run Area School District serves the village of Birch Run, Birch Run Township, and Taymouth Township. Its five campuses include Birch Run High School, Progressive High School, Marshall Greene Middle School, North Elementary School, and Birch Run Early College.

Established as a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad in 1852, it was named for its creek, which ran through a large area of birch trees. A post office was established on June 15, 1854, with John Moore as its first postmaster. In 1863, the name of the town and post office was changed to Deer Lick. In 1865, the post office was closed, and when it reopened in 1868, the name reverted to Birch Run. In 1954, the town was incorporated as a village.

From 2001 until the team disbanded in 2005, Birch Run was home to the Great Lakes Storm, a now-defunct member of the Continental Basketball Association. They played their home games in the Birch Run Expo Center.

The focus of this category is on the village of Birch Run, Michigan. Appropriate resources for this category include websites representing the village government, as well as local businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, and events.


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