Azalia, Michigan

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Azalia, Michigan
unincorporated community
Dave and Pam's Corner Store and US Post Office, Dundee Azalia Rd.
Dave and Pam's Corner Store and US Post Office, Dundee Azalia Rd.
Azalia, Michigan is located in Michigan
Azalia, Michigan
Azalia, Michigan
Location of Azalia, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°1′8″N 83°39′57″W / 42.01889°N 83.66583°W / 42.01889; -83.66583Coordinates: 42°1′8″N 83°39′57″W / 42.01889°N 83.66583°W / 42.01889; -83.66583
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMonroe
TownshipMilan Township
Elevation669 ft (204 m)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code26-04680[1]
GNIS feature ID620397[2]
 
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Azalia, Michigan
unincorporated community
Dave and Pam's Corner Store and US Post Office, Dundee Azalia Rd.
Dave and Pam's Corner Store and US Post Office, Dundee Azalia Rd.
Azalia, Michigan is located in Michigan
Azalia, Michigan
Azalia, Michigan
Location of Azalia, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°1′8″N 83°39′57″W / 42.01889°N 83.66583°W / 42.01889; -83.66583Coordinates: 42°1′8″N 83°39′57″W / 42.01889°N 83.66583°W / 42.01889; -83.66583
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMonroe
TownshipMilan Township
Elevation669 ft (204 m)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code26-04680[1]
GNIS feature ID620397[2]

Azalia, is an unincorporated community in Milan Township, Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located south and east of exit 22 off U.S. Highway 23, about five miles south of the city of Milan and about four miles north of Dundee.

Azalia United Methodist Church Dundee Azalia Rd.

Azalia is situated between sections 24 and 25 on the north branch of the Macon Creek at 42°01′08″N 83°39′57″W / 42.01889°N 83.66583°W / 42.01889; -83.66583.[2] The Azalia ZIP code 48110 provides P.O. Box-only service.[3] The Azalia post office is one of very few located within a business.[citation needed]

The community was first known as East Milan, or Reeves Station where a family named Reeves established the Star Bending Company. A post office opened on August 4, 1869[4][5] (or in 1866 by some accounts[6]), largely through the efforts of Daniel T. Hazen, to avoid having to travel to West Milan (now Cone) to pick up mail. Steven Frink was the first postmaster, followed by Hazen in 1867, Joseph Meadows in 1872, John M. Lewis in 1877, and A.C. Reynolds in 1884. On September 1, 1887, the postmaster-general issued orders changing the name of the post office from "East Milan" to "Azalia", which was the name of the railroad station and also named Meadows as postmaster again.[6]

The Toledo, Ann Arbor and Grand Trunk Railway (later the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway and then the Ann Arbor Railroad), opened on June 8, 1878, with a station named "Azalia", named after one of the daughters of the president of the railroad, Azalia Ashley.[6]

A Methodist Episcopal Church began holding classes in the early 1850s, building a church in 1870, which continues to the present as the Azalia United Methodist Church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Azalia, Michigan
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup, U.S. Postal Service
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Azalia Post Office
  5. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  6. ^ a b c Milan Township History in History of Monroe County, Michigan, Wing, Talcott Enoch, ed. New York, Munsell & company, 1890. p. 593

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