Community Info
Clark Township Hall & Offices
The actual meaning of "Les Cheneaux" remains obscure due to the variant spelling of "Cheneaux," but most people, natives and seasonal visitors alike, accept that it implies "the channels," in which the earliest travelers through this area-- American Indian and then French, found shelter and safety from inclement weather conditions on the open waters of Lake Huron.

The village of Hessel was named after "Honest John" Hessel, who came into the area in about 1887, just three years after the first homesteaders staked their claims in the east portion of what is now Clark Township.

Charles and Victor Weston became the first homesteaders on the mainland of what is now Cedarville Bay in 1884, which would become the village of Cedarville.

Today, approximately 2,000 people call Clark Township home, living in the villages of Cedarville, Hessel, or residing within the Les Cheneaux Islands.
  Local Schools
298 M-134
Cedarville, MI 49719
906 484-2256
Superintendent: Mr. Randy Schaedig
Website: Les Cheneaux Community Schools

Teacher / Student Ratio
Les Cheneaux
Elementary School
1 : 18

Cedarville Middle School
1 : 16

Cedarville High School
1 : 12
  Area Information
Population (Approximate)
% (age 25+) w/College Degree
Population Average Age
45 years old
Average Household size
2.3 persons
Median Household Income
Avg. # of Rooms in Household
5.3 rooms
Median Age of Housing Structure
36 years old
Median Value of Housing Unit
% Owning / % Renting
85% / 15%
% Vacancy of Housing Units
54% vacancy rate
  Local Government
Clark Township Offices
207 N. Blindline Road P.O. Box 367
Cedarville, MI 49719   phone: 906.484.2672
Township Supervisor: Mark Clymer
Township Clerk: Susie Rutledge
Township Treasurer: Jason Sherlund
Township Trustees: Sarah Patton & Pat Schuster
  Housing Availability  

Diane Patrick, Realtor/Associate Broker, Land n' Sea
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtor
P.O. Box 555
Cedarville, MI 49719
906.484.5555 877.328.6394
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtor
101 West M-134  P.O. Box 411
Cedarville, Michigan 49719
906.484.3945  800.861.0033
Rental listings in local classifieds, The St. Ignace News, and posted on the community board at Cedarville Foods. Check also with local realtors for rentals.
First Union Church

Les Cheneaux
Christian Fellowship

Bethel Lutheran Church
Our Lady of the Snows
Catholic Church

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Hessel Presbyterian Church
Cloverland Electric Cooperative
  Area Healthcare
Mackinac Straits Health System
St. Ignace, Michigan 49781

Marquette General Health System
Marquette, Michigan 49855

War Memorial Hospital
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783
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    Cedarville, MI 49719
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    Cedarville, MI 49719
    (906) 484.3935
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