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Bordered to the south by Chesterfield Township, and to the north, east, and west by Lenox Township, the village of New Haven is in Macomb County.

The chief routes through the village are New Haven Road (Main Street), and Gratiot Avenue. M-19 enters the village in the northeast as Gratiot Avenue, then turns to exit in the southeast as New Haven Road. 26 Mile Road forms the village's southern border, 27 Mile Road passes through the northern portion, and I-94 is just southeast of the village. Cities and villages within twenty miles of New Haven include New Baltimore, Richmond, Armada, Mt. Clemens, Memphis, Romeo, Marine City, Utica, Algonac, Roseville, St. Clair, and Fraser.

New Haven is situated within the Belle River Watershed. The Salt River, Fish Creek, Shook Drain, and Gibbons Drain flow through the village.

With the exception of 1900 and 1910, New Haven has increased in population each census year since it first appeared on a census roll in 1870.

New Haven is made up of several neighborhood districts, primarily single-family residential, although the village includes multi-family residential units, two manufactured housing districts, and its downtown district includes a mixture of residential and commercial structures. While more than sixty percent of the land within the village is zoned for residential uses, less than fifty percent of its residential land is developed.

The village owns and maintains three parks within its boundaries, including two in the downtown district, and the another on Havenridge Road. The former village hall is now used as a community center, providing programs for seniors, as well as housing a food pantry, and Lenox Township operates a library in New Haven.

Firefighting services are provided by an all-volunteer/on-call fire department, and pre-hospital ambulance services are provided by Richmond/Lenox Emergency Medical Services.

Public K-12 education in New Haven is provided by the New Haven Public Schools, which also serves portions of Chesterfield, Lenox, Macomb, and Ray townships. The public school district operates New Haven Elementary School, New Haven Middle School, and New Haven High School. There is also a public charter school, Merritt Academy, on Havenridge Road.

Prior to its settlement by European-Americans in the 1830s, the area was inhabited by the Ojibwa people, with the Swan Creek Chippewa being the predominant segment of the tribe. Mostly French or French-Canadian settlers came to the area after purchasing land from the US government in 1835. On January 6, 1838, a post office was established, with Charles B. Matthews as postmaster. Adam Bennett was the most active organizer of the village in its earliest days.

In 1865, the Grand Trunk Western Railroad came to the area, establishing a depot. As the railroad mostly did commerce with nearby New Baltimore, on Anchor Bay, the community that grew up around the railroad was originally known as New Baltimore Station. A plank road was built to connect nearby communities, and the portion of the road that went through the village became the main road of New Haven.

New Haven was incorporated as a village on May 3, 1869, and, by 1875, the village included a general store, a hardware store, a dry goods store, a drug store, a grocery and meat shop, two shoe and boot stores, a sawmill, an iron foundry, a creamery, three flour, seed, and feed businesses, as well as two garages for repairing carriages, a harness shop, a stove shop, two wagon shops, two blacksmith shops, a cooper, a livery stable, and a hotel. Electrical service became available in New Haven in the early 1900s, and the village had its own water system by 1945.

The focal point of this portion of our guide is on the village of New Haven, Michigan. Websites representing the municipal government or any other governmental entities located within the village are appropriate topics for this portion of our guide, as are local businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, entertainment venues, events, sports programs, and recreational opportunities.



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