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Summary

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 45,746
  • Size: 607 sq mi
  • County Seat: City of Hillsdale
  • Website: www.co.hillsdale.mi.us

Hillsdale County is located in the south-central portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  The State’s Meridian – utilized by surveyors, land owners and other powers to identify the location of real property in Michigan – is also Hillsdale County’s eastern border.  US-127 (Meridian Road) roughly follows the Meridian.  The southwest corner of the county is where the states of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio meet.

The county is comprised of 18 townships, 9 incorporated cities and villages, and a variety of crossroads hamlets and other small settlements.  The townships and incorporated cities and villages are governed by elected boards and councils.  County residents are also represented by the Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners.  The entire county is also part of Michigan House District 16, Michigan Senate District 16, and Michigan District 7 of the US House of Representatives.

Cities

City of Hillsdale

Master Plan | 2015

Joint Recreation Plan | 2018-2023

Zoning Map | 2017

Zoning Ordinance

City of Jonesville

Master Plan | 2019

Joint Recreation Plan | 2015-2019

Zoning Map | 2013

City of Litchfield

Master Plan | 2017

City of Reading

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 1,094
  • Size: 1.01 sq mi
  • Website: reading.mi.us

Villages

Village of Allen

  • R2PC Member: No
  • Location: Allen Township
  • 2020 Population: 201
  • Size: 0.17 sq mi

Village of Camden

  • R2PC Member: No
  • Location: Camden Township
  • 2020 Population: 496
  • Size: 0.80 sq mi

Village of Montgomery

  • R2PC Member: No
  • Location: Camden Township
  • 2020 Population: 322
  • Size: 1 sq mi

Village of North Adams

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • Location: Adams Township
  • 2020 Population: 452
  • Size: 0.53 sq mi

Village of Waldron

  • R2PC Member: No
  • Location: Wright Township
  • 2020 Population: 505
  • Size: 1 sq mi

Land Use Plan | 1996

Townships

Adams Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 2,327
  • Size: 36.02 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of North Adams

Allen Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 1,602
  • Size: 36.23 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Allen

Amboy Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 1,176
  • Size: 30.64 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A

Cambria Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 2,552
  • Size: 36.14 sq mi
  • Communities: Cambria CDP

Camden Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 2,070
  • Size: 42.6 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Camden, Village of Montgomery
  • Website: camdentownship.info

Fayette Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 1,113
  • Size: 23.11 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A

Joint Master Plan | 2010

Joint Recreation Plan | 2015-2019

Hillsdale Township

Joint Recreation Plan | 2018-2023

Jefferson Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 3,016
  • Size: 36.1 sq mi
  • Communities: Pittsford CDP, Osseo (uninc.)

Litchfield Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 1,024
  • Size: 33.05 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A

Zoning Map | 2006

Moscow Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 1,367
  • Size: 35.43 sq mi
  • Communities: Moscow (uninc.)

Pittsford Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 1,538
  • Size: 35.59 sq mi
  • Communities: Pittsford CDP

Ransom Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 808
  • Size: 30.18 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A

Reading Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 1,732
  • Size: 35.01 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A
  • Website: readingtownship.org

Zoning Ordinance | 2012

Scipio Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 1,845
  • Size: 29.45 sq mi
  • Communities: Mosherville (uninc.)
  • Website: www.scipiotownshipmi.org

Somerset Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 4,588
  • Size: 35.56 sq mi
  • Communities: Lake LeAnn CDP, Jerome (uninc.), Somerset Center (uninc.)
  • Website: somersettownship.org

Master Plan | 2019

Parks and Recreation Plan | 2002-2006

Zoning Map

Zoning Ordinance | 2019

Wheatland Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 1,341
  • Size: 35.68 sq mi
  • Communities: N/A

Master Plan | 1998

Zoning Ordinance | 2016

Woodbridge Township

  • R2PC Member: No
  • 2020 Population: 1,322
  • Size: 30.08 sq mi
  • Communities: Frontier (uninc.)

Wright Township

  • R2PC Member: Yes
  • 2020 Population: 1,618
  • Size: 43.52 sq mi
  • Communities: Village of Waldron
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