From William M. Anderson’s book – Victory Township, Michigan
Founded two years after the end of the Civil War, the township’s name heralded the Union victory. Blanketed with a variety of hardwoods and some white pine stands of timber, Victory Township was an untamed wilderness when the first settlers arrived. The first pioneers homesteaded in the southwest corner of the township near the Lincoln River. Soon the community of Victory Corners began to emerge and with its growth, aspiration to become the seat of government for Mason County. Until the railroad came to Ludington, this settlement was a legitimate contender.
Immigrants, particularly Scandinavians, constituted a larger and next wave of settlers. These new residents tended to cluster, given their common culture and relationships. The Danish settlement became one of the most recognized places in the township.
Farming became a way of life while ethnicity gave way to Americanization and Victory Township developed a strong sense of community. This illustrated history extends through the end of World War II when the boys came home and the forces of industrial growth reshaped the rural landscape. Each community had its unique character, yet this township is reflective of the experiences of many rural people in the Midwest.
More from William M. Anderson’s book can be viewed HERE.
You can also purchase the book locally at Bookmark of Ludington.
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The Municipal Junk Authority of Mason County is holding a scrap tire recycle day Sept 28th 2019 at the Mason County Road Commission building from 9 am till noon. The event is restricted to member townships . Cards have been sent out to qualifying residents. The cards were sent out without the information that the first 4 tires are free and any additional tires will have a cost of $2.00 Please contact Brady Selner , Zoning and building director (231-757-9272) to answer any questions.
Updated preliminary flood insurance rate maps are being released for Mason County. Stop by any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to view the maps, learn about your risk of flooding, and how your property may be impacted. Sept. 18th 2019mat the Ludington City Hall 400 S. Washinton Ave. Ludington. Victory Township is a member of the flood insurance plan.
Victory Township will be looking into updating our web site in the upcoming future. We will be looking into possible new ADA(American Disability Act) requirements as well as updating pictures,cemetery ordinance,etc. Any thoughts or ideas on what anyone would like to see added are welcome. Contact me for your thoughts.
Jim Mazur Township supervisor
All Board of Review meeting are held @ Victory Township Hall- 4411 N. Stiles Rd. Scottville Michigan
Property owner(s) may also appeal to the Board of Review in writing. Please submit written appeal to the Township Assessor, Nancy Vandervest,5635 W. Dewey Rd.,Ludington,Mich by March 12th, 2019.The Township Assessor will also take calls,emails,or fax appeals and present them to the Victory Township Board of Review.Email to: email@example.com Fax(231) 845-8270
July Board of Review: July 16th 2019 @11:00 am
December Board of Review: December 10th 2019 @ 6:30 pm
All meeting are open to public .Please note that no hearings will be held at the Organizational meeting.(March 5th 2019)
The Board of Review will hear appeals on March 12th 9am – noon and 1pm-4pm. & March 14th 2pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm
We have posted information about the FOIA. Find all required documents here.
Our mission is to do what will be beneficial to our township and its residents by dedicated and efficient attention to the responsibilities entrusted to us.
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4411 N. Stiles Road, Scottville, Michigan 49454