History of Napoleon


      The following history was prepared by Wayne Russler and presented on the occasion of the dedication of the new Napoleon Township Municipal Facility on Sunday, December 16, 2001. Some of the details were taken from a history of events until 1917 compiled by Ed Barber. Other information was gathered from the Research Center of the Jackson County Library and older residents of Napoleon.

The Founding   WWII - Through the 1940's  
 Early Growth  The 1950's and 1960's
 The Civil War  The 1970's
 The Late 19th Century  The End of the 20th Century
 The 20th Century  The 21st Century