Place:Novi (township), Oakland, Michigan, United States


NameNovi (township)
Alt namesNovi Township
Novisource: WeRelate abbreviation
Located inOakland, Michigan, United States
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Novi Township is a civil township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population is 150 as of the 2010 census. Of the original geographic township of Novi, only a small portion of approximately 60 acres (240,000 m²) remains unincorporated. It consists of the Brookland Farms #1 subdivision. The township has a Northville, Michigan ZIP code but is surrounded by the City of Novi. The township lies within the boundaries of Northville Public Schools.


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Novi Township was organized in 1832 from Farmington Township. The name was offered by resident Dr. J.C. Emery, at the suggestion of his wife. Residents were reportedly looking for a shorter name than Farmington. Several popular but historically inaccurate explanations have been suggested for the origin of the name Novi. One version is that it was named after the 6th tollgate on the Grand River toll road (No. VI). However, the township was named in 1832 and the toll road wasn't constructed until the 1850s. A similar claim is made about the township being stop number 6 on the railroad. However, the railroad was not constructed through the township until 1870 - 1871, almost 40 years after it was named.

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