Handy Township was surveyed by Sylvestor Sibley between February and April 1825. While settlement in southeastern Livingston County began as early as 1828, the first settlers in Handy Township did not arrive until 1836, when Calvin Handy and his family moved into their new cabin on June 16. A few others joined them that year, including Ralph Fowler, who came from Livingston County, New York. Fowler is considered the founder of Fowlerville, and its founding is dated from 1836, although it wasn’t platted as a town until the 1840s.
The first people to live here were ancestors of today’s Native Americans. There is evidence of people here back to the late Paleo-Indian or early Archaic Indian time period, or approximately 8500 – 8000 BC.
If you want to eat some really good home cooked food stop in at Grille in The Ville. Bill McConnell has been a cook for years and years. I know him personally and this place is a yummy food restaraunt to try. I have had many items and all were Fabulous.