Freesoil Michigan Real Estate
Free Soil is a village located within the greater, spacious Free Soil Civil Township within Mason County.
Free Soil, MI Geography
The Free Soil area covers 1 square mile of land. Although none of Free Soil is considered to be water, the Big Sauble River is a defining aspect of the local lifestyle.
Free Soil, MI Demographics
There are not quite 200 people living in Free Soil, and they are divided among approximately 75 households – 64% of which belong to families. The local ethnic population is 93.23% White, and the next highest classification is that of 2 or more races at 3.95%. African Americans (2.26%) and Native Americans (0.56%) account for the rest of the population. The ratio of females to males is very close with females leading by 1%.
The median household income in Free Soil is right at $27K with a median family income of $36K and a per capita income of just over $13K. Men generally earn around $8K more than women.
Free Soil, MI History
The name Free Soil was actually inspired by an anti-slavery movement. The original townsmen of this region were staunch supporters of the abolishment of slavery; so in 1855 when the lumber mill town was created, Free Soil seemed to be the most appropriate name. It was so well-liked, in fact, that multiple territories were named Free Soil (Village, Township, etc.)
Free Soil, MI Schools
From the year 1913 Free Soil had owned and operated its own school system. By 2010, however, both buildings had shut down and students began attending schools in surrounding areas.
Free Soil, MI Industry
Free Soil is a highly fertile area which is known for farming apples and peaches. Because of the location of the Big Sauble River, there are also numerous lodging and entertainment venues available to tourists, hunters, and fishermen.