Norvell Township

Norvell Township




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.


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