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OAKFIELD, Kent County: present Oakfield TOWNSHIP was first settled by William R. Davis in 1838. William Horton became its first Postmaster October 4, 1850; the place was also know as Oak Center and as Podunk.

OAKFIELD CENTRE, this village, settled in 1874, was named from its location in the township; Nathan H. Gould became its first postmaster on January 18, 1875.

HARVARD, a station on the Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railroad in 1888; Freeman Addis became its first postmaster on August 22, 1888.

WHITE SWAN, John Davis became the first postmaster of this rural postoffice on December 21, 1853; the office was closed on May 20, 1878.

(Reprinted from “Country Cooking”, Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Society Inc., published by Funcrafts Publishing, Inc., Collierville, TN. Copyright 1987)

Note: Currently, Oakfield Township residents enjoy Rockford, Cedar Springs and Greenville post office addresses.

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