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Norvell Township is located in Jackson County, Michigan. Downtown Norvell consists of a store, cemetery and also a church. The township was named after John Norvell, one of Michigan's first U.S. Senators. The Village of Brooklyn is to the west, and the Brooklyn post office with zip code 49230 also serves most of southern Norvell Township. The Village of Grass Lake is to the north, and the Grass Lake post office with zip code 49240 also serves portions of northern Norvell Township.

Norvell Township Michigan

In 1831 William Hunt, the first white settler in the area, arrived in Norvell Township. A post office was established on March 17, 1838. Harvey Austin was the first postmaster. It was a station on Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway in 1878.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Norvell Township has a total area of 32.0 square miles, of which, 30.0 square miles of it is land and 2.0 square miles of it (6.37%) is water. Coordinates: 42° 8′ 0″ N, 84° 10′ 0″ W

Norvell Township
There are several lakes in Norvell Township including Mud Lake, Bessey Lake, Norvell Lake,
Sweezey Lake, Tamarack Lake, Tucker Lake, Wamplers Lake, Watkins Lake.

Norvell Senior Center
The Norvell Senior Center meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am-1pm. A hot meal is served at noon, but you may come early for activities and programs. You must sign-up either at the Norvell Senior Center (106 E. Commercial Norvell MI 49263), or by calling (517) 768-8684 one day in advance to make your meal reservations. Announcements start 5 minutes before noon and many days coffee is served during this time.

Norvell Township Senior Center

Suggested donation for guests who are 60 years and older: $2.50.
Cost for guest who are under 60 years is $3.50.

Norvell Township Cemetery

Norvell Township Cemetery Sexton - Gloria Hubbell
Please call to make an appointment at (517) 536-4370 or (517) 592-2966.

· Cemetery Health and Safety Rules
· Norvell Township Cemetery Ordinance no. 30
· "Find a Grave" at Norvell Township Cemetery

Norvell Township Cemetery

Norvell Township Cemetery Rates

Grave Opening and Closing
Weekday grave opening/closing: $375
Weekend grave opening/closing: $425
Cremation with no service and no set time: $150
Cremation with set time, even if no service: $175
Cremation on weekend with set time: $200
Rates for Grave Lot(s)
  1 Grave 2 Graves 4 Graves
Residents $150 $300 $600
Non-Residents $700 $1,400 $2,800

Fire Department Reports
Napoleon - Public Protection Classification (PPCTM) Summary Report
Cambridge - Public Protection Classification (PPCTM) Summary Report

Sheriff Stats & Activity Reports
The following are stats and activity performed by the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff within Norvell Township.
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School Districts

Napoleon Community Schools
200 West Avenue
Napoleon, MI 49261
Phone: (517) 536-8667
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Columbia School District
11775 Hewitt Road
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-6641
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Manchester Community Schools
410 City Road
Manchester, MI 48158
Phone: (734) 428-9711
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Norvell Township
106 E. Commercial Street, P.O. Box 188, Norvell, MI 49263
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