Brandon Township, Michigan
Located in north central Oakland County, Brandon Township
comprises the Village of Ortonville
, plus two unincorporated communities: Brandon Gardens
and Perry Lake Heights
The Township of Brandon was created in 1837 and named for the settlers of Brandon, Vermont, whose descendants had migrated to this area of Michigan. Now established as the Charter Township of Brandon
, it reported a population of 15,175 during Census 2010.
An old grist mill in Ortonville, originally powered by nearby Kearsley Creek, is a carefully-preserved example of 19th century commercial architecture. Today, The Old Mill
houses an extensive museum of artifacts depicting early settlement life.