Azalia, Michigan

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Azalia, Michigan
Looking south along Dundee Azalia Road
Looking south along Dundee Azalia Road
Azalia is located in Michigan
Azalia
Azalia
Location within the state of Michigan
Azalia is located in the United States
Azalia
Azalia
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 42°01′08″N 83°39′57″W / 42.01889°N 83.66583°W / 42.01889; -83.66583Coordinates: 42°01′08″N 83°39′57″W / 42.01889°N 83.66583°W / 42.01889; -83.66583
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMonroe
TownshipMilan
Elevation
669 ft (204 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48110
48131 (Dundee)
48159 (Maybee)
Area code734
FIPS code26-04680[1]
GNIS feature ID620397[2]

Azalia is an unincorporated community in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan.[2] The community is located within Milan Township. As an unincorporated community, Azalia has no legally defined boundaries or population statistics of its own but does have its own post office with the 48110 ZIP Code.[3][4]

History[edit]

The community was first known as East Milan, or Reeves Station where a family named Reeves established the Star Bending Company. A post office opened on August 4, 1869[5][6] (or in 1866 by some accounts),[7] largely through the efforts of Daniel T. Hazen, to avoid having to travel to West Milan (now Cone) to pick up mail. Steven Frink was the first postmaster, followed by Hazen in 1867, Joseph Meadows in 1872, John M. Lewis in 1877, and A.C. Reynolds in 1884. On September 1, 1887, the postmaster-general issued orders changing the name of the post office from "East Milan" to "Azalia", which was the name of the railroad station and also named Meadows as postmaster again.[7]

The Toledo, Ann Arbor and Grand Trunk Railway (later the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway and then the Ann Arbor Railroad), opened on June 8, 1878, with a station named "Azalia", named after one of the daughters of the president of the railroad, Azalia Ashley.[7]

A Methodist Episcopal Church began holding classes in the early 1850s, building a church in 1870, which continues to the present as the Azalia United Methodist Church.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Azalia, Michigan
  3. ^ UnitedStatesZipCodes.org (2021). "ZIP Code 48110: Azalia". Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  4. ^ Google (March 15, 2021). "48110 ZIP Code map" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Azalia Post Office
  6. ^ Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.
  7. ^ a b c Milan Township History in History of Monroe County, Michigan, Wing, Talcott Enoch, ed. New York, Munsell & company, 1890. p. 593