Clarkston, which also goes by the somewhat confusing official name City of the Village of Clarkston, is a city located within Independence Charter Township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 962.
The jurisdiction of the city government is limited to a relatively small downtown area commonly referred to as the village. However, persons living in a much larger surrounding area commonly think of themselves as living in Clarkston and may have Clarkston as a postal address.
Clarkston was the summer retreat for Henry Ford where he maintained an summer home and weekend cottage on Main Street. The building still stands today.
Web Sites and Links
Clarkston Athletic BoostersA non-profit organization that raises funds for distribution to Clarkston Community Schools athletic programs.
Clarkston Michigan Business DirectoryLocal business and services, retail stores, restaurants, entertainment, news, and weather.
Clarkston Observer-EccentricOnline version of the local newspaper.
Clarkston, MichiganShort history of the city. Links to local businesses, entertainment, government, and recreation.