Fairfield Township

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day Parade and Pancake Breakfast in Weston. Pancake Breakfast will be 7am - 11am. The Parade begins at 9am and will end at the Weston Cemetery. Hope to see you there!

In 1844 Fairfield Township was established in Lenawee County, Michigan.   Located on the southern border of the county it contains forty-two square miles.  Several unincorporated communities exist in Fairfield Township including Jasper, Ridgeville, Weston (originally known as Oakford), and Fairfield (originally known as Baker’s Corners).

In the 1800’s Fairfield became dominant in the dairy industry.  The Fairfield Cheese Factory, opening in 1866, was the first cheese factory in Michigan.  The name was changed to the Rufus Baker Cheese Factory, and with the joining of then son, E.L. Baker the name was changed to Rufus Baker & Son, and later to Rufus Baker & Company   with the joining of L. Ladd. With the dairy industry prospering Samuel Horton also opened a cheese factory and the Fairfield Creamery was established on the south end of the township.  Fairfield Township was a significant contributor to the cheese and butter industry in this area.

A depot was built in Weston for the Canada Central Railroad in 1872.  Freight and livestock were shipped to and from the farmers and merchants.  Through consolidation of several railroads the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway was created.  This system also passed through Fairfield Township with depots in Jasper and Weston.

George B. Horton introduced the grange to Lenawee County.  The purpose of the grange was to bring the famers together to discuss the best approaches to farming in their region.  Local, state, and national granges developed.  Activities such as square dances, picnics, and fairs allowed the families of the farmers to socialize.  George Horton served as the subordinate Master of the grange for more than twenty years. 

Agriculture continues to be the main industry throughout Fairfield Township. 

Our History



Week of May 28th

  • Tuesday, May 30th - Tuesday Office Hours

    Tuesday Office Hours

    Tuesday, May 30th
    12:00 pm 4:00 pm

    Anita Craig, Utilities

  • Wednesday, May 31st - Wednesday Office Hours

    Wednesday Office Hours

    Wednesday, May 31st
    9:00 am 5:30 pm

    Debra Keller, Clerk

  • Thursday, June 1st - Thursday Office Hours

    Thursday Office Hours

    Thursday, June 1st
    12:00 pm 4:00 pm

    Anita Craig, Utilities





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Planning Commission Meeting - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
Please note: This meeting will be held at the Township Office.
Thursday, June 8th
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Township Board Meeting - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hinde Park
Brown & Hoadley
Weston , MI 49289
Meeting will be held at Hinde Park. If weather does not permit us to meet at the Park, please check website for updated location.
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