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Silverwood, Michigan
unincorporated community
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lapeer
Tuscola County, Michigan
township Rich
Dayton
platted July 19, 1899
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48760
GNIS feature ID 637970

Silverwood, Michigan is an unincorporated community on the border of Rich Township, Michigan, Lapeer County and Dayton Township, Tuscola County at 43°19′24″N 83°14′53″W / 43.32333°N 83.24806°W / 43.32333; -83.24806 (Silverwood).

History

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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