Lovells Township (population 626) is serenely located in Northern Michigan between Grayling and Lewiston on County Road 612 in Crawford County. The beautiful North Branch of the AuSable River runs right through the delightful community of Lovells which is home to both full-time and seasonal residents.
Lovells was named for Judge Louis Lovell, who was a judge of the eighth judicial district. A petition for the division of Maple Forest Township was presented to the County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 4, 1912, because residents in the Lovells area wanted to have their own representation for that portion of Crawford County. The petition was signed by 19 Maple Forest Township residents and 12 residents from Lovells.