Fairfield Township

ATTENTION:
**** Election Day - Polls are open today, February 27 from 7:00am - 8:00pm at the Fire Hall in Weston. ****
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

Wednesday, February 28th

Wednesday Office Hours

Wednesday, February 28th
9:00 am 5:30 pm

Debra Keller, Clerk

RECENT TOWNSHIP

NEWS & ANNOUCEMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

CALENDAR

February 2024

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday, January 28th
Monday, January 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

Budget Workshop - 5:30 pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400

Special Board Meeting - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Purpose of meeting is to discuss Fire Truck Repairs

Election Commission Meeting - Special Meeting - 7:30 am

7:30 am - 8:00 am
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Topic: Date of Public Accuracy Test and Approve Election Inspectors for February Election

Thursday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities
Friday, February 2nd
Saturday, February 3rd
Sunday, February 4th
Monday, February 5th

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, February 9th
Saturday, February 10th
Sunday, February 11th

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

Last day to pay winter taxes before penalties are applied - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
The treasurer will be in the office from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm to process taxes

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, February 16th

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.

Tuesday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

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

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.

Fairfield Township Meeting with Lenawee County Road Commission - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Lenawee County Road Commission Office
2461 Treat Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221
This meeting will take place at the Lenawee County Road Commission Building located at 2461 Treat Hwy, Adrian, MI  49221

Wednesday Office Hours - 9:00 am

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

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.

Thursday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

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

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.

Early Voting - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Early voting will be available at Fairfield Township's Early Voting Site, at the Township Office, 1023 Pine St in Jasper.
Monday, February 26th

Presidential Primary - 7:00 am

7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Election Day! Voting at the Fairfield Township Fire Hall in Weston, MI

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

Last day to collect any taxes - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Township Office
1023 Pine St
Jasper, MI 49248
517-436-6400
Any Summer or Winter Taxes not received by this day will be turned over as delinquent to the Lenawee County Treasurer

Thursday Office Hours - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anita Craig, Utilities
Friday, March 1st
Saturday, March 2nd