Will you please categorize the town and cemetery noted in Macomb County, Michigan?

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Washington, Michigan | Washington Center Cemetery, Washington, Michigan

The town and cemetery is located in Macomb County, Michigan.


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in WikiTree Tech by Eric Andersen-Vie G2G4 (4.7k points)
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Done for the Cemetery.  Willdo the town too.
by Robert Hvitfeldt G2G6 Pilot (145k points)
selected by Hannah Berney
Wait, Isn't Washington a charter township in Michigan?
I couldn’t decide.  Some sites call it a Township, but the Historical Museum and Genealogy Societi don’t mention it.  The Cemetery address is simple Washington, MI.  So I left it as that.
It's a tough call..I looked at the map, too.

Found this: http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/tsphoto/macomb/washingtoncenter.htm

This guy calls it in the township. He also says it's in Washington on 29 Mile Road.  So, I added the township category to the the town name and left the Macomb County category in there too.

Here is the Help Guide link regarding the location naming quirks for Michigan:


May I presume that if the location is a community within a charter township, that the community name is used? Of course, that fact would need to be established, too, I suppose!

Thanks, Natalie.  I noticed Findagrave also says it’s in Washington, Michigan, but I have no problem with a Township designation.
Yes Natalie it is.  We also have villages, located within townships, within the county. Fun times!
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I live in the area and worked for Macomb County Equalization.  Washington Township is a charter township .At the public records data base, Washington Township is listed as 'Charter Township of Washington'. The word 'Township'  should be in the name.
by Laura Nixon G2G6 Mach 1 (12.7k points)
In Michigan, does a community within a charter township not get a separate category for the community?

If so, what would be the correct category name for the community itself; would it follow the same naming structure as any other (Michigan or USA) community?
Charter townships are in many cases what was left after a city or other incorporated body annexed large portions of a township so it is a fairly recent name change. Check out this for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_township.

So it would make sense that any incorporated community within a Charter township would have its own category otherwise it would be difficult to distinguish where someone actually lived.  Even in non charter townships I run into this a lot when the main community and township have the same name trying to be clear where things actually happened.

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