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The village of Carsonville, Michigan is in Sanilac County, in the Thumb region of the Lower Peninsula, on the border between Bridgehampton Township and Washington Township.

East Sanilac Road (Chandler Street), also known as M-46, intersects North Maple Grove Road (Main Street) at the village center. Applegate is 6.4 miles south, Port Sanilac is 6.5 miles east, Sandusky is 8.1 miles west, and Deckerville is 10.2 miles north of Carsonville.

The community was formed around a log store opened by Silas C. Hall in 1853, and originally known as Hall's Corners. On August 17, 1857, a post office was established, with Silas Hall as postmaster, but the post office was named Farmers. In 1864, Arthur Carson built a store in Farmers, then a larger one in 1872, and a grain elevator in 1880. On November 14, 1884, the post office and village took its current name, in honor of Carson.

In the late 1800s, the Port Huron and Northwestern Railway became the only railroad to traverse Sanilac County. In Carsonville, William Thomson contributed $300, Arthur Carson contributed $500, and several others gave $100 or less to help finance the railroad. The track was built from Croswell to Carsonville by March 8, 1880, and continued from Carsonville to Deckerville by July 5 of that year. A station was established in Carsonville. The Pere Marquette Railroad later acquired the PH&NW

Carsonville was incorporated as a village in 1887. A small village, its peak population was 622 in 1980. Headquartered in Carsonville, Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools operates an elementary school within the village and a combined middle/high school east of the village.

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