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The Village of Cass City, Michigan is in southern Elkland Township, in northeast Tuscola County, in what is known as the Thumb region of the Lower Peninsula.

The Cass River flows through the southern portion of the village.

The chief route through Cass City is M-81 (Main Street), also known as Cass City Road, and North Cemetery Road (Seeger Street), which intersect near the center of the village. Gagetown is 7.4 miles northwest, Kingston is 13.8 miles south, Caro is 14.9 miles southwest, Unionville is 18.6 miles west-northwest, and Ubly is 19.3 miles northeast of Cass City.

European-Americans began buying land in the area in the early 1850s, and Cooper and Wright began operating a sawmill there in 1851. The first permanent settlers were Hugh Seed, Andrew Walmsley, and John H. Bird, farmers who came in 1855.

In 1860, a post office was established in a rural area of Elkland Township. On July 6, 1868, that post office was transferred and renamed Cass City, with John C. Laing as its first postmaster. The village was named for the Cass River, which had itself been named for General Lewis Cass, governor of the Michigan Territories from 1813 to 1831. Cass City was incorporated as a village in 1883.

Agriculture continues to be an important part of the village economy, which is supplemented by light industry and other small businesses. The village includes a 9-hole golf course, and an 80-acre recreational park with two playgrounds, three baseball fields, three softball diamonds, a T-ball field, a football field and track, two concession buildings, two pavilions, and nature trails. There are three additional playgrounds in other parts of the village.

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