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Onota Township is a civil township of Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 352.CommunitiesThere are no incorporated municipalities in the township.Deerton is an unincorporated community at. Deerton began as a station on the Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette Railroad in 1882. A post office has been in operation there since 1922. The Deerton ZIP code, 49822, serves the western part of the township, as well as a portion of western Chocolay Township and northwestern Rock River Township.Rock River is an unincorporated community on M-28 near the mouth of the Rock River at This is distinct from Rock River Township, which is adjacent to the south of Onota Township. The settlement was a station on the Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette Railroad in 1882 at charcoal kilns near the mouth of the Rock River. A post office was established on February 20, 1886, with John H. Johnson as its first postmaster. The office closed on May 25, 1898, but was restored on October 19, 1898, and continued to operate until June 15, 1906. Various locations along the Rock River have been given this name.
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