The Township of Mancelona was organized and approved by an Act of the Legislature on January 18, 1871.  The first election was held in April, 1871 at the home of Mr. Perry Andress, one of Mancelona's first settlers. The Township was named after Mr. Perry's daughter, Mancelona Andress.  It was in 1869, four years after the Civil War when Perry Andress homesteaded in Mancelona that was named after his young daughter.   Read more about the history of Mancelona by clicking here.

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Mancelona Township Board meets monthly at the Township Offices on Highway M-88 in Mancelona.  Meet the Board here, and read the township minutes at this link.

There are many parks, rivers and natural beauty overlooks to visit while you are in the Mancelona area.  Our Tourist and Visitor page has descriptions and driving directions. 

Please contact us via the contact page if you have any questions or need additional information.