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Munger, Michigan is a small community in Merritt Township, in southeast Bay County.

The chief routes through the community are M-136 (Munger Road) and South Finn Road. M-15 (Tuscola Road) is west of the community. Cities and villages within twenty miles of Munger include Bay City, Reese, Essexville, Fairgrove, Frankenmuth, Saginaw, Zilwaukee, Vassar, Akron, and Auburn, and the unincorporated communities of Arn and Indiantown are within ten miles.

The community was settled in the early 1870s after the Detroit & Bay City Railroad opened a station there in order to provide freight services for local potato farmers. Shortly after the Detroit & Bay City Railroad came through, the line was leased to the Michigan Central Railroad, which diverted most of its Bay City trains through Denmark Junction and Saginaw, operating the remaining line from Denmark Junction to Bay City as a branch line through Munger.

A post office was established in Munger on June 6, 1876, with Horace D. Blodgett as the first postmaster, and named for Curtis and Algernon S. Munger, of Bay City, who owned the land upon which the railroad station was built.

Several of the early settlers were German immigrants, and once the timber was logged off of the land, settlers grew potatoes, sugar beets, corn, and wheat. Even today, potatoes are a significant crop in Munger and the surrounding region.

The community celebrates its potato-growing heritage with an annual Munger Potato Festival, held each August, which is said to attract about two hundred times the number of people who live in the community.

The focal point of this part of our guide is on the unincorporated community of Munger, Michigan. Online resources representing businesses, industries, churches, organizations, attractions, events, and recreational opportunities within the community are appropriate for this category.



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