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Caledonia Township in Spruce, Michigan located in Alcona County in the Northern Lower Peninsula.
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The County seat is Harrisville, Michigan.
Spruce is an unincorporated community within the township about three miles west of U.S. Highway 23, approximately 15 miles south of Alpena . A large Statue of Paul Bunyan with Babe the Blue Ox was on site near the F-41 junction for many years. It was moved a few miles north to downtown Ossineke, on US-23.
Spruce is located in Caledonia Township on the Northern border of Alcona County. It began as a lumbering town when Donald A. Hecox established a sawmill there in 1898 and became it’s first postmaster. Spruce is located five miles east of Hubbard Lake and today serves its tourist and resident population.
Caledonia Township has a total area of 72.5 square miles, of which, 67 square miles is land and 5 square miles is water, Hubbard Lake’s north end..
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,203 people, 535 households, and 379 families residing in the township. The population density was 17.8 per square mile. There were 1,074 housing units at an average density of 15.9/sq mi .
The racial makeup of the township was 99.00% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.
The median income for a household in the township was $36,000, and the median income for a family was $38,625. Males had a median income of $29,539 versus $21,964 for females.