Texas Township is located in the southwest portion of Kalamazoo County, encompassing 36 square miles, and just minutes from the intersection of I-94 and U.S. 131. Adjoining municipalities include Oshtemo Township to the North, the City of Portage to the East, Prairie Ronde Township on the South, and Antwerp Township in Van Buren County to the West.
Texas Township offers a diverse landscape of agricultural land and residential communities, with a strong business district located at the heart of the Township. Four award-winning school districts are represented within Texas Township including Portage Public Schools, Mattawan Public Schools, Schoolcraft Community Schools, and Kalamazoo Public Schools. Additionally, Kalamazoo Valley Community College's main campus is located within the township.
A fast-growing community, Texas Township is home to over 17,000 residents and boasts the lowest millage rate in Kalamazoo County. The beautiful landscape includes rich agricultural land, seven pristine lakes covering 1,200 square acres, a growing downtown business district, and outstanding neighborhood communities.
History of Texas Township
In 1838, Texas Township was formed from Brady Township. It 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.
Texas Township was largely an agricultural landmark for farms and rural housing until 1957, when Interstate 94 was constructed with an interchange at 9th Street. The access to I-94 resulted in a boom of commercial development, which led to a spike in the growth and development of many neighborhoods and multi-family housing units.