About Watson Township

Welcome to Watson Township

Watson Township was formally organized in 1842. The township has a total area of 36.1 square miles. Watson Township is part of the SE section of Allegan County.

William and Eliza Miner, and Daniel and Flora Legget (two couples, Flora and William were siblings), are credited as the earliest settlers of Watson Township, in 1836.

On April 14, 1871, a post office named West Watson was established in the western part of Watson Township. On October 2 of that year, the post office was renamed Abronia. This post office operated until June 30, 1902.

The elevation of Watson is 758 feet. The township is home to a variety of wildlife such as deer, foxes, squirrels, beavers, and coyotes.

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