About the Area

Custer Township: Past and Present

Custer Township was created on October 18, 1878 when J.J. Gidding and 85 others called for the northern section of Eden Township to be incorporated. Previously part of Riverton and Amber Townships, this new township was named after General George Custer and included the Village of Custer already in existence within its boundaries.

Today, much of Custer Township remains rural, with farming as its primary focus. Local landmarks such as the cow head on the Sanders Meats building often serve as directional markers for those outside the community. A popular recreation destination also lies within the borders of Custer Township: The handicap fishing dock located on the Pere Marquette River at Custer Bridge is a frequent launch site for boats, canoes, and kayaks all summer long.

Discover Custer Township Businesses, Attractions, and Services

We boast a strong sense of community pride and a commitment to supporting local businesses, organizations, and events here in Custer Township. To learn more about the area businesses and organizations, attractions, schools, and churches, click on the links below.