The Village of Leonard was created and named for Leonard Rowland, a local farmer and businessman. He platted the first properties to be sold in what would become the Village when it was learned that the Pontiac, Oxford and Northern Railroad would be coming through this area in 1883. The Village was named "Leonard" in his honor. He donated the construction of what was to become "Rowland Hall" in gratitude for the honor of having the Village named in his honor. The Village was recognized as a community by Oakland County in 1884 and due to a change in law regarding the incorporation of communities, the Village of Leonard was officially incorporated in 1889.
We hope you will make the time to visit our community and enjoy the simple pleasures of friendliness and history, and consider what a unique and special community that we work hard to preserve!"
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The Village of Leonard is served by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department under the leadership of Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
The Sheriff Deputies patrol the Village of Leonard as part of the contract between the Sheriff and Addison Township funded by a special millage for police protection that is township wide.
The Village of Leonard is served by the Addison Township Fire Department. The original Fire Station #1 was located in downtown Leonard and the new Fire Station #1, built to replace the former Station remains in the Village as well. The Fire Department maintains a strong relationship with Leonard, and the Annual Strawberry Festival is the culmination of the work and fun that started in 1949 when the Fire Department was formed.
The Fire Department serves the Village through millages passed township-wide to support their operations.