Michigan is full of all sorts of little towns, villages and municipalities, each month we will feature these small towns and their local businesses. This month we are featuring Goodrich and Ortonville. Both villages are locate just off M-15. Find out more after the jump.

Goodrich, Mi

Goodrich is located in southeastern Genesee County, a picturesque village located on a mill pond which is part of Kearsley Creek created by a dam that exists under the main street area. The village started in 1835 by Enos, Moses and Levi Goodrich when they purchased a thousand acres and built a cabin. The town was originally called Atlas after the township but Reuben Goodrich changed the name in 1849. [1]

Ortonville, MI

Ortonville is located in northern Oakland County, a quaint little village started by Amos Orton. Orton saw the potential of Kearsley Creek being a source for water power and built a small grist mill. In 1856, Orton replaced his small grist mill with a larger one, and also built a dam creating a mill pond. Local farmers bringing their crops to the area demanded the village to crow with multiple businesses. [2]

Check out some of the featured area businesses in both Goodrich and Ortonville.