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Township info

Oronoko Township was organized on March 11, 1837 and became a Charter Townshipin 1988. Some believe that the township was named after Oronoko, an Indian Chief known by the Governor, George Mason. Others believe that the township was named after the heroine in the novel “Oronoko, OR, The Royal Slave: A True History”, published by Mrs. Aphra Behn in 1688. The seat of Berrien County government was moved to Berrien Springs, the heart of Oronoko Charter Township, that same year of 1837.