DeTour Township

Chippewa County

DeTour Township's DeTour Reef Light Station sign and view of beach and water

DeTour Township was organized in 1850 under the name of Warner Township, after its first supervisor. It later became known as DeTour, the French word for “the turn” to denote the turn all water traffic took as it passed the southeasterly tip of the Upper Peninsula’s mainland. DeTour was home to lumber mills in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In March of 1899, township officials successfully petitioned the County Board of Supervisors to establish DeTour Village, and shortly after the township changed its name to follow suit.

Township Office

DeTour Twp.
260 Superior St.
De Tour Village, MI 49725

Phone: (906) 297-5304

DeTour Township Official Website


DeTour Area Recreation Plan 2021-2025

2020 DeTour Area Recreation Survey Responses

DeTour Township Population Trends
Year Population
2021 667
2020 671
2018 799
2017 799
2016 799
2015 799
2014 806
2013 813
2012 815
2011 815
2010 809