Algansee Township is situated on the eastern border of Branch County. The township was formed from Quincy Township by the Legislature on April 2, 1838. It is believed that Luther Stiles and Ludovicus Robbins were the first white permanent settlers in the territory now known as Algansee Township. Although total strangers, by a curious coincidence, both moved their families into the township on the same day. The Rev. Robbins led, but became mired in the mud, and Stiles passed him, thus by an hour or so, Mr. Stiles appears to be the original settler.

The first township meeting and election were held at the house of Horace Purdy early in May 1838. The settlers at the time wished to call their new township ” Carlton,” but the Legislature at this time was much interested in “Indian names,” or what they thought were Indian names. As a matter of fact, this appears to be another Schoolcraft creation, and has no meaning in the Indian tongues of the time and place. More Algansee history…


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               PUBLIC NOTICE ALGANSee planning commission MEETING

Algansee Township Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing to consider approving an amendment proposal to sections 4.02, 4.03 and 4.04 of the current Zoning Ordinance regarding Land Splits of less than 40 acres in the AG district. The hearing will be conducted September 27, 2022 at 7 P.M. at the Algansee Township Hall, 378 S. Ray Quincy Rd, Quincy, MI

                         CBPU HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

Saturday September 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Branch County Fairgrounds.  For more information call 517.279.9531 or visit the website


Saturday October 1, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. behind the Department of Health and Human Services Building (next to the new county jail), 570 Marshall Road, Coldwater. Event is for Branch County residents. For more information go to this link Branch County Event

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