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Saint Charles, Michigan is in Saginaw County. Situated primarily in northwest St. Charles Township, portions of the village extend into Brant and Swan Creek townships.

The village is situated on the Bad River, a 44.3-mile waterway that begins in Newark Township in Gratiot County, and flows generally in a northeastern direction into Saginaw County, through St. Charles, emptying into the Shiawassee River in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, northeast of the village. Both the South Fork and the main body of the river are within the village, as is Beaver Creek.

The main route through the village is M-52 (North Saginaw Street, West Belle Avenue).

Cities and villages within twenty-five miles of St. Charles include Chesaning, Oakley, Saginaw, Merrill, New Lothrop, Birch Run, Owosso, Zilwaukee, Ashley, Auburn, Corunna, Breckenridge, and Elsie, while the unincorporated communities of Garfield, Groveton, Roosevelt, Brant, Swan Creek, Orr, Nelson, Luce, Albee, and Alicia are within ten miles.

Hiram Davis built the first home (a log cabin) in the area that was later to become the village in 1852, and Charles S. Kimberly opened the first store in the settlement.

The village was platted by J.B. Parks for Mr. Kimberley, its proprietor. A post office was established on January 21, 1854, with Alonzo Carpenter as the first postmaster. As Mr. Kimberley was known to be a fastidious gentleman, local lumberjacks referred to him as Saint Charles, and his nickname was adopted as the name of the village. Saint Charles was incorporated as a village in 1869.

The focus of this portion of our guide is on the Village of Saint Charles, Michigan. Online resources pertaining to the village government, as well as local businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities, are appropriate for this category.


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