Residential Renovations Serves the Greater Erie Area Residents
Temperance is an unincorporated community in Bedford Township in Monroe County in the state of Michigan. Temperance serves most of Bedford Township outside of the Lambertville area, as well as portions of western Erie Township, southern Ida Township, and northeast Whiteford Township.
Temperance was established as Bedford Center in 1859, but was named Temperance with Lewis Ansted as the first postmaster. The name “Temperance” was suggested by the wife of one of the founding land owners, who was a member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. A petition was circulated and the name Bedford Center was changed to Temperance shortly thereafter.