Metamora Townshipwas settled in 1831, organized in 1838 and covers 35.32 square miles in Southern Lapeer County Michigan, just north of Oxford, MI in North Oakland County. Metamora currently consists of beautiful, rolling property, some subdivisions, lake front homes and a quaint, historic village that is a registered historic landmark.
The 1874 county atlas shows there were 2 saw mills and 24 springs plus 2 mineral springs. The first fox hunt took place in 1908; in 1910 Metamora set a speed limit of 8 mph; in approximately 1872 the Michigan Central Railroad built its line through Metamora; and the Village of Metamora, MI was a stage coach stop at one time.
The Village of Metamorawas settled in approximately 1837 to 1843 - the exact year is in dispute. By 1874 Metamora, MI had 271 residents. In 2000 the Village of Metamora had 507 residents and the Township of Metamora had a population of 4,184. The Village of Metamora, MI covers a little over 1.2 square mile (.66) and is located withing the Township of Metamora, MI. 3 1/2 acres located at the 4 corner created by Metamora Rd (Oak St.) and Dryden Rd (High St.), AKA Metamora Crossroads Historic District, made the national registry as a historic landmark in 1984.
Just a few miles east, a person can enjoy General Squier Park, an 80 acre county park in neighboring Dryden, MI. Enjoy the 60 acres of nature trails, the Mill Race water park, the lighted sledding hill and skating rink, and much more. Also located in nearby Dryden, just a few minutes from the Village of Metamora, is Seven Ponds Nature Center - 468 acres with over 5 miles of trails. The Seven Ponds are seven small glacial lakes, connected by streams and channels.
On the west side of M-24 is beautiful, private, all sports Lake Metamora, boasting beautiful homeson large lots that are still affordable. The low taxes Metamora boasts make this area even more attractive.
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Areais state land south of Pratt Rd. between Baldwin and Hurd Roads offers camping, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and more.
Metamora Township is probably best known for the "Metamora Hunt" area with estate sized horse farms. This area is natural beauty at its finest. Beautiful, rolling property, and it's not unusual to pass riders on horseback on the back roads.
The location of Metamora is ideal; just minutes north of downtown Oxford, MI and ten minutes south of downtown Lapeer, MI.
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Photos courtesy Peter Guilles, MetamoraPhoto.com published with written permission