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Hamburg, Michigan is an unincorporated village in southeast Hamburg Township, in southern Livingston County.

As an unincorporated community, there are no strictly defined boundaries to Hamburg, but the area considered to be part of the village begins, in the northeast, at the Huron River, just south of Ore Lake. The river forms its northern border, and most of its western border, where it leaves Strawberry Lake. Generally speaking, 8 Mile Road forms its southern border and, in the east, Hamburg includes the area around Hamburg Lake, then north to include the southwestern tip of Huron Meadow Metropark, and up to the Huron River.

The population of Hamburg is concentrated in the eastern portion of this area, and north of Buck Lake. The Hamburg Post Office is in the northeastern part of this section, where M-36 intersects Hamburg Road, and the Hamburg Township Hall and Public Library are in Manly Bennett Memorial Park, on Merrill Road, south of M-36.

The main roads leading to and from the community include M-36, Hamburg Road, Merrill Road, Strawberry Lake Road, and Winans Lake Road. US-23 is just east of Hamburg. Cities and villages within twenty miles of Hamburg include Brighton, Pinckney, South Lyon, Dexter, Barton Hills, Ann Arbor, Howell, Northville, Novi, Wixom, Milford, and Chelsea. Unincorporated communities within ten miles of the village are Lakeland, Whitmore Lake, Pettysville, Green Oak, Rushton, and Chilson.

The Huron River flows through the western and northern part of the community, and there are several lakes, ponds, streams, and outdoor recreation areas surrounding Hamburg.

In 1835, an Ann Arbor merchant by the name of E.F. Gay acquired thirty acres in the area that was to become Hamburg from Jesse Hall, and built a dam and sawmill. In 1837, Gay sold his property to three German immigrants named Grisson, who soon added a grist mill, a store, and a hotel.

The village was platted and recorded in 1837, and named for Hamburg, Germany, the hometown of the Grisson family. While platted, Hamburg was never incorporated as a village. On March 8 of that year, a post office was established, with Reuben H. Bennett as postmaster.

The focus of this category is on the unincorporated community of Hamburg, Michigan. Online resources representing businesses, churches, schools, organizations, attractions, events, and sporting and recreational opportunities in the area are appropriate for this category.

 

 

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