Silverwood, Michigan facts for kids
Tuscola County, Michigan
|platted||July 19, 1899|
|Elevation||804 ft (245 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||637970|
When the railroad (later part of the Pere Marquette Railway) was built through here in 1882, the residents applied for a post office. One suggested naming it something easy to remember, and the post office named "Easy" opened on April 13, 1882, with James R. Chapin as the first postmaster. The name changed to "Rollo" on March 27, 1890, and changed again on May 2, 1892 to "Silverwood", after the nearby stands of white pine. A subdivision plat for the Village of Silverwood was filed on July 19, 1899.
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