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York Township is a wonderful blend of gently rolling residential areas and large, flat swaths of cropland.  The fertile soils of the south give way to the large areas of sand in the north which are excellent for buildings and onsite waste water systems.  This topography is the result of the last glacial period in North America.  The elevation of Stony Creek Road (and Ridge Road) suggest that twelve thousand years ago, they were the shoreline of glacial Lake Whittlesey which has since receded to form Lake Erie.  Next time you drive Stony Creek or Ridge Roads, look to the southeast side of the road.  In many places the shoreline and lake bed will be apparent.  Sorry, the lakeshore property in York Charter Township is long gone! 

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