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Surrounded by Elk Township, the village of Peck is in southern Sanilac County, in the Thumb Region of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

M-19 runs north and south through downtown Peck, while M-90 runs east-west, then joins M-19 to proceed south of the village. Other routes include Brockway Road, Peck Road, Sandusky Road, and Cass Road.

Cities and villages within twenty miles of Peck include Melvin, Yale, Croswell, Brown City, Lexington, Sandusky, Applegate, Marlette, Carsonville, and Emmett, while the unincorporated communities of Omard, Watertown, and Buel are within ten miles of the village.

Since first appearing on a census roll in 1910 with a population of 274, Peck's history has been one of slow, steady growth, with a few boom decades and a couple with slight declines. With a current population just below 600, Peck's peak population was 632 in 2010.

The first European-American settler in the area that was to become Peck was Nathaniel Vannest, who came in 1852. He built the first commercial building in the community, the Globe Hotel, in 1859, and the first store in 1868. A post office was established in Peck on November 9, 1858, and the community was incorporated as a village in 1903.

The Peck Community School District provides public K-12 services to the village and parts of Buel, Elk, Flynn, Fremont, and Speaker townships, operating an elementary school and a junior/senior high school, both within the village limits.

Situated primarily in the western portion of the village, about forty percent of the land in the village is agricultural, while single-family residential neighborhoods make up just over twenty percent. Open space comprises about fifteen percent of the land in the village. Making up less than half of one percent of the land in Peck, multiple-family residential development units include an apartment building off Rebecca Street.

Land designated for recreation amounts to just under seven percent of the land in the village, and includes village parks and private recreation facilities, mostly in the northeast corner of the village and in the western portion, off Lapeer Street.

Public or semi-public lands make up just over five percent of the land area, and includes schools, churches, and the post office, while municipal land use is just over four percent.

Found primarily in the traditional village downtown area, Peck's commercial districts make up less than two percent of the land area, while industrial land is less than one percent of the land, and can be found in the west portion of the village, off Peck Road.

Less than two percent of the land in Peck, or about thirteen acres, is vacant.

The focus of this portion of our guide is on the village of Peck, Michigan. Appropriate topics include online resources representing the municipal government or any other governmental entities within the village, as well as local businesses, industries, places of worship, schools, organizations, attractions, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities.



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