Fairfield Township

ATTENTION:
**** MARK you calendars - CLEAN UP DAY in the Township will be on May 4 from 8am-noon behind Jasper Bible Church. ***
WELCOME!

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

THIS WEEKS

OFFICE HOURS

Week of Apr 7th

  • Tuesday, April 9th - Tuesday Office Hours

    Tuesday Office Hours

    Tuesday, April 9th
    12:00 pm 4:00 pm

    Anita Craig, Utilities

  • Wednesday, April 10th - Wednesday Office Hours

    Wednesday Office Hours

    Wednesday, April 10th
    9:00 am 5:30 pm

    Debra Keller, Clerk

  • Thursday, April 11th - Thursday Office Hours

    Thursday Office Hours

    Thursday, April 11th
    12:00 pm 4:00 pm

    Anita Craig, Utilities

April 2024

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday, March 31st
Monday, April 1st

Tuesday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities

Wednesday Office Hours - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Debra Keller, Clerk

Thursday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities
Friday, April 5th
Saturday, April 6th
Sunday, April 7th

Township Board Meeting - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Township Fire Hall

Tuesday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities

Wednesday Office Hours - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Debra Keller, Clerk

Thursday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities
Friday, April 12th
Saturday, April 13th
Sunday, April 14th
Monday, April 15th

Tuesday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities

Wednesday Office Hours - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Debra Keller, Clerk

Special Board Meeting: Fairfield Cemetery and Millage Renewals - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400

Thursday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities
Friday, April 19th
Saturday, April 20th
Sunday, April 21st
Monday, April 22nd

Tuesday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities

Wednesday Office Hours - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Debra Keller, Clerk

Thursday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities
Friday, April 26th
Saturday, April 27th
Sunday, April 28th
Monday, April 29th

Tuesday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities

Wednesday Office Hours - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Debra Keller, Clerk

Thursday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities
Friday, May 3rd

Township Clean Up Day - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jasper Bible Church (behind the Church)
8230 S. Adrian Hwy.
Jasper, MI 49248
Fairfield Township Clean-up Day will be Saturday, May 4, 8am-12 noon behind Jasper Bible Church We can NOT accept anything with Freon, tires, tar, hazardous waste, contaminated waste, compressed content tanks, railroad ties, dirt, concrete, grass, leaves, garden debris, shrubbery. All heavy or large items must be in a size that can be handled by one person.…