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.
Please check out our places to visit!
THE AUGUST 1st MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE VICTORY TOWN HALL AND NOT AT VICTORY PARK THIS YEAR.
VICTORY TOWNSHIP 2022 BOARD OF REVIEW DATES
4411 N. Stiles Road, Scottville, Ml 49454
March Board of Review:
March 14, 2022 from 1:30 PM – 7:30
March 15, 2022 from 1:30 PM-7:30
July Board of Review
July 19, 2022 at 11:15 AM
December Board of Review
December 13, 2022 at 11:15 AM
All meetings will be held at the Victory Township Hall, 4411 N, Stiles Road, Scottville, Ml 49454 and will comply with the Open Meeting Act.
Nancy Vandervest, Township Assessor 5635 W. Dewey Road, Ludington, Mi 49431 email@example.com OR 231-510-0076
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.
© 2011 Victory Township, Mason County. All rights reserved.
4411 N. Stiles Road, Scottville, Michigan 49454