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Chester Township, Michigan
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Chester Township, Ottawa County, Michigan is located in Michigan
Chester Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ottawa
Area
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,315
 • Density 64.9/sq mi (25.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-15300
GNIS feature ID 1626073
Website http://www.chester-twp.org
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  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Belleville MI 48111
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They showed up on time. They did what they said they would do. They delivered on time, as they said they would do. Everything was perfect. Thank You Rose / Allied team you are the best. Thank You Mike, & Bev
January 26, 2017
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My experience with Rose moving/Allied was easily the best move i have had out of 5 moves.  My salesman, Jim S.  was professional and very knowlagable about every aspect of my move.  The crew that moved my belongings were also great.  They wrapped all my furniture, protected my floors and walls at both homes.  Not a scratch on anything.  The office at Rose was great anytime I need anything.  If I move again it will be with Rose/Allied. And to top it off, my price reduced about 200.00.
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Jim Stafford and his staff representing Allied Van Lines were spectacular! My move from MI to CA went smooth from start to finish with the most honest, caring and considerate guys I have ever met! The quote was right on, no extra charges, on time for both pick-up and delivery with phone calls in between just checking to see if we needed anything more.  Not one item was damaged or broken from 60 boxes and 8 rooms of furniture!  The team of packers and drivers were very quick and so very kind!  Hardest working teams I have ever seen in the moving business!!
September 07, 2011
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Chester (Chester, MI Relocation) is a civil township of Ottawa (Ottawa, MI Moving) in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,315.

Communities

There are no incorporated municipalities within the township. There are a few unincorporated communities and homeowners associations:

  • Conklin (Get Relocation Estimate for Conklin, MI), in the southwest part of the township at 43°07′44″N 85°52′53″W / 43.12889°N 85.88139°W / 43.12889; -85.88139 (Conklin (Get Moves Estimate for Conklin, MI), Michigan). It was a station on the Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Michigan Relocation Companies) and Indiana Railroad, with its post office first opening in June 1887 and continues to service most of the township with ZIP code 49403.
  • Crockery Lake, a homeowners association on Crockery Lake near the center of the township.
  • Harrisburg, on the north branch of Crockery Creek in the northwest of the township at 43°11′31″N 85°52′26″W / 43.19194°N 85.87389°W / 43.19194; -85.87389 (Harrisburg, Michigan). It was a station on the Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan Relocation Companies) Railway, with a post office operating from December 1888 until February 1907.

On the eastern boundary with Sparta (Sparta, MI Relocation Companies), Gooding was a station on the Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway in Kent County. A post office was established in November 1888 and named after storekeeper/postmaster Richard J. Gooding. In June 1918, the post office was transferred to a site on the Ottawa County side and remained in operation until January 1923. The most noticeable remnant of Gooding is in the name give to Gooding Street, which runs east-west across the township, passing just south of Crockery Lake. The street continues as 13 Mile Road in Kent County and as Ellis Road in Muskegon (Muskegon, MI Moving).

About one mile (1.6 km) south of Gooding, is the site of the former village of Lisbon. This was first settled by John Pintler from New York in 1846. A post office was established in Ottawa County in 1848 with the name "Pintler's Corners". The name was changed in 1859 to Lisbon. In March 1869, a village was incorporated, extending one half mile in each direction from the northwest corner of section 30 of Sparta Township (thus including a quarter section of section 19 to the north in Sparta Township as well as quarter sections of sections 24 and 25 in Chester (Chester, Michigan Relocation). However, railroad lines bypassed the village and it did not prosper, eventually disincorporating.

The township protrudes to the north of the rest of Ottawa County, and is bounded on the west and north by Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan Relocation) and on the east by Kent County. Polkton Township lies to the southwest and Wright Township to the south.

No major roads pass through the township, although Interstate 96 passes just to the south. The city of Coopersville is just a few miles to the southwest. Grand Haven is about 20 miles (32 km) to the west, while Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI Moving Companies) is about 15 miles (24 km) to the southeast.

Geography

The northern part of the township is drained by the north branch of Crockery Creek, a tributary of the Grand River that flows mostly westward in the township. The southern portion is drained by branches of Rio Grande Creek, which flow mostly westward before joining Crockery Creek just south of Ravenna. A small area in the southwest corner is drained by Beaver Creek, which flows mostly south into Deer Creek just about a mile before Deer Creek enters the Grand River in Polkton Township. A very small area in the southeast of the township is drained by Nash Creek, which flows east to the Rogue River. Crockery Lake, on the Crockery Creek near the center of the township, is the only sizeable body of water in the township. The highest point in Conklin (Get Move Estimate for Conklin, MI) is appx. 1-mile (1.6 km) from Crockery Lake by Gooding St. and 24th Avenue.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which, 35.7 square miles (92 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.47%) is water.

Grose Park is a 40-acre (160,000 m2) county park overlooking the north side of Crockery Lake and provides a variety of recreational opportunities including swimming, fishing, sand volleyball and picnicking. There is about one mile (1.6 km) of hiking trails along Lange Creek. Major improvements were made in 2000 to Grose Park as part of a $660,000 renovation with about 60% of the funding coming from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,315 people, 714 households, and 579 families residing in the township. The population density was 64.9 per square mile (25.0/km²). There were 793 housing units at an average density of 22.2 per square mile (8.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.43% White, 0.78% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 3.63% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.22% of the population.

There were 714 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,328, and the median income for a family was $51,900. Males had a median income of $39,286 versus $27,159 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,197. About 6.0% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

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