History

The Charter Township of Texas is located in the southwest portion of Kalamazoo County encompassing 36 square miles. There are over 10,000 people who reside within the township. The school systems are Mattawan, Portage, Schoolcraft, and Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo Valley Community College is also located within the township. The Township offices are located west of Texas Corners (8th and Q Avenue), on the north side of “Q” Avenue approximately 1/2 block. The Fire Department is also at this location. The main entrance is in the rear of the building.

Texas Township was formed from Brady in 1838, and derives its name, doubtless, from the Lone Star State, which even then began to appear as an important factor in the history of the American Republic.  Adjoining township organizations in this county are Oshtemo, on the north; Portage, on the east; Prairie Ronde, on the south; and Antwerp, in Van Buren County, is on the west.

The lake surface of Texas covers approximately 1200 acres.  Eagle, Crooked, Pretty, Pine, Paw Paw, Bass, and Duck are some of the more popular lakes.

The land is diversified by broad plains and a low range of hills, which extend from north to south through the central part of the west half, with the eastern half being comparatively level.