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Clintonville, Michigan
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Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Township Waterford
Settled 1830
Platted 1847
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48329 (Waterford)
Area code(s) 248
FIPS code 26-84240
GNIS feature ID 1627218

Clintonville is an unincorporated community in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The community is located within Waterford Township. As an unincorporated community, Clintonville has no legally defined area or population statistics of its own, and it uses the Waterford 48328 ZIP Code.

It was located along the Clinton River on what today is Walton Boulevard between Clintonville Road and Sashabaw Road. The village was built on the shores of Wormer Lake (27.5 acres) and Schoolhouse Lake (37 acres).


Clintonville was first settled in 1830 by Samuel C. Munson. That same year, Munson built a gristmill and saw mill at Clintonville on Pond Lake (now Lake Oakland), just north of where the Clinton River meets Walton Boulevard today.

Clintonville was platted in 1847.

Early residents

Clintonville land tract owners in 1872 include:

  • John Linderman (1794-1877)
  • Marcus Riker (1800-1884)
  • W. Walker
  • John Van Campen (1824-1910)
  • J. Bogardus
  • Mrs. Stuart
  • B. Greening
  • J. Greening

Post Office

Clintonville had a post office from 1898 until 1902.


Clintonville School No.7 was the first school in Clintonville. It was built on the banks of Schoolhouse Lake on what today is 3101 Walton Blvd. in Waterford, Michigan near Clintonville Road. The school building still stands today.


In 1872, east-west streets in Clintonville were Lafayette Street, Main Street, Columbia Street, Darkman Street, Margaret Street and Elizabeth Street. North-south streets were Van Buren Street, Jackson Street, Washington Street,Franklin Street, Mill Street, and Pontiac Street.

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