Montrose Charter Township is located in the northwest corner of Genesee County, bisected nearly down the middle by the Flint River. It is a typical six-mile square Township with the City of Montrose occupying approximately one square mile in the middle of the Township. The Township is located along M-57, between the City of Clio and I-75 on the east, and Chesaning, in Saginaw County, on the west, M-57 (Vienna Rd) splits the Township in half and is a major connector to I-75, which is located 2.5 miles east of the Township limits.
Montrose was formed in 1847 and was known as Pewonigowink Township. The name was derived from the portion of the Pewonigowink Indian Reservation that extended into the Township. The reservation was part of the Saginaw Chippewas. The name was officially changed to Montrose Township, by an act of the Michigan Legislature on January 15, 1848.
The Township's geographical landscape was considerably different then it appears today. The Township was originally studded with pine woodlands as opposed to today's landscape which is largely agricultural.
The community's first post office was established in 1854 and the first school district began in the spring of 1845 and served the southeastern quarter of the Township.
The Township incorporated as a Charter Township on March 26, 1985.
Montrose Charter Township
139 S. Saginaw St.
PO Box 3128
Montrose MI. 48457