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Concentrated in the area where Holton Duck Lake Road intersects Holton Road (M-120) and Holton Whitehall Road, on both sides of Cedar Creek, Holton, Michigan is an unincorporated community in Holton Township, Muskegon County, in the western Lower Peninsula.

Cities and villages within twenty miles of Holton include Fremont, Hesperia, Lakewood Club, Whitehall, Newaygo, Montague, North Muskegon, Muskegon, Grant, and Rothbury, and the unincorporated communities of Brunswick and Twin Lake are within ten miles of the locality.

In 1871, the townsite was platted by Blodgett & Byrne, a lumber company owned by Delos A. Blodgett and Thomas Byrne, and named for Henry H. Holt, who had been a delegate representing Muskegon County at the State Convention of 1867, and later Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. Mr. Holt donated the bell for the Methodist Church in Holt.

A post office was established in Holton on February 21, 1872, with Merrit White serving as its firsts postmaster. Today, the Holton post office serves most of Holton Township, as well as the southwest corner of Sheridan Township, the northwest corner of Bridgeton Township, the north part of Cedar Creek Township, and the south portion of Greenwood Township.

The focus of this guide is on the community known as Holton, Michigan. Online resources representing businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, and events within the community are appropriate for this guide.



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