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Ovid - Michigan
Ovid, Clinton and Shiawassee Counties. Photo © Mark Visser
Area Information
Ovid is a village in Clinton and Shiawassee counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Nearly all of the village is located within Ovid Township in Clinton County. The population was 1,603 at the 2010 census. The village is on M-21, about 9 miles (14 km) east of St. Johns and about 10 miles (16 km) west of Owosso.

The Village of Ovid was incorporated March 24, 1869 and many industries were located in Ovid in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including a cooperage, flour mill, lumber company, foundry, saw mill, tannery, as were numerous retail businesses and hotels. The most well-known business was that of Schafield and Danforth, which manufactured carriages. Ovid Carriage Days, which is observed each year in September, celebrates the industry and its heritage.

Ovid is home to several large operations today, including the Michigan Milk Producers Association and Great Lakes Hybrids
while retailers like Tom's Western Store lure patrons from far and near.

The old Congregational Church that was built in 1872 is listed on the state and national historic register, a point of pride for village residents who are equally proud of the school system that serves families in the Ovid and Elsie areas.  Sleepy Hollow State Park and Lake Ovid are located just minutes south of the village.

Resources: Wikipedia, City of Ovid

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