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Hendricks Township

Hendricks Township is home to the two communities of Caffey and Epoufette.  US 2 is the route that will lead visitors to these small communities, where they will find points of interest such as the Cut River Bridge and picnic area, Hog Island Country Store, and the Cut River Inn.

Interesting History and Facts about Hendricks Township

Caffey, a lumber settlement on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste Marie Railway, was originally called “Lewis”, but because of another post office named Lewis in Michigan, it was given a post office called “Caffey” after the Pennsylvania-born Civil War veteran William N. Caffey, who became the first postmaster in the community.  Epoufette, or “place of rest” in French, was dubbed as such because the early French settlers believed that Father Jacques Marquette used the harbor as a stopping place on his trip down Lake Michigan from St. Ignace.  Although an attempt at commercial fishing was made in Epoufette, it did not receive recognition in the form of a post office until the lumbering operations began.

For more information on Epoufette and other communities located along US 2, follow the link to http://hunts-upguide.com/epoufette.htm





Supervisor/Assessor          Robert Konle                  (906) 292-5527 

Clerk                                  Sherry Ferguson             (906) 292-5593 

Treasurer                           Bernice Hood                  (906) 595-7239 

Trustee                              Russell Nelson                 (906) 595-7336 

Trustee                              Donald J. Goudreau        (906) 595-7393 

Constable                          Jerry Eifler                      (906) 595-7271 

Building Inspector              Dave Kovar                     (906) 477-6845 

Electrical Inspector            Jim Zdebski                     (906) 477-6207

Fire Chief                           Alfred Dyer                     (906) 292-5641 


Board Meetings:

Last Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., Township Firehall,

N5115 Hiawatha Trail, Naubinway


Polling Place:

Fire Hall - Epoufette 



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