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Lakeland, Michigan is an unincorporated community near the center of Hamburg Township, in southern Livingston County. Detroit is about fifty miles to the east.

The community was named for its location among several lakes, including, but not limited to Bass Lake, Cordley Lake, Gallagher Lake, Haynor Lake, Ibis Lake, Long Lake, Mohican Lake, Murray Lake, Oneida Lake, Ore Lake, Pleasant Lake, Rush Lake, Strawberry Lake, Sunset Lake, Tamarack Lake, Tioga Lake, Winans Lake, Wolf Lake, and Zukey Lake, as well as several other small bodies of water. The Huron River flows through a portion of the community in the south, and Chilson Creek, as well as Hay Creek, flow through portions of the community.

Cities and villages within twenty miles of Lakeland include Pinckney, Brighton, South Lyon, Dexter, Howell, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Stockbridge, and Chelsea. The unincorporated communities of Pettysville, Hamburg, Chilson, Dover, Whitmore Lake, Hell, Anderson, Green Oak, and Rushton are within ten miles of Lakeland.

The chief route through the community is M-36.

Established on May 28, 1903, with Louis A. Saunders as the first postmaster, the Lakeland post office remains in operation, although portions of the area generally considered to be part of Lakeland are served by the Brighton or Pinckney post offices.

The focus of this portion of our guide is on the unincorporated community known as Lakeland, Michigan. Topics related to any individuals, businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, events, sports programs, or recreational facilities within the community are appropriate topics for this category.



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