Welcome to Colfax Township

Colfax Township is located in the center of Huron County. It was organized in 1868, and its first Supervisor was Metzar Granger.  The township was named after Schuyler Colfax, the running mate of Ulysses S. Grant, who served in office from 1869-1873. He was born March 23, 1823 in New York City.

First settlers found an abundance of virgin forests full of wild game, which was great for hunters and trappers.  Fires in 1871 and again in 1881 destroyed most of the lumber in the county including the county seat, Bad Axe. Today the area is mostly rich farmland created by the earlier fires.

We welcome you to explore today’s Colfax Township that has commercial shopping districts, a hospital, government services, schools, a wind farm, wineries and, of course, its large farming operations and small hobby farms. A small, trusting community with hard working neighbors, it is a great place to call home.


Colfax Township Hall

177 N. Barrie Rd.

Department of Veterans Affairs

1142 S Van Dyke Rd STE 100
Bad Axe, MI 48413

1299 S. Thomas Rd, Suite 1
Bad Axe, MI 48413

1100 S Van Dyke Rd

 Bad Axe, MI 48413



100 Pigeon Rd.

Bad Axe, MI 48445

Meijer Gas Station

1006 N. Van Dyke Rd.

Bad Axe, MI 48413

Northgate Shopping

Located on the North end of Bad Axe