The current village is actually the second settlement in Mason County to be named Freesoil. An area in Grant Township near Lake Michigan, just south of the Manistee County line, was the original settlement in the late 1800's. There are still a few homes in the area now known as "Old Freesoil".
There were 75 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $36,000. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,329. About 5.6% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 11.4% of those sixty five or over.
Gun Lake, Hoague Lake, Blue Lake, and Thunder Lake are very close to Freesoil. They are excellent lakes for bass and panfish. Hoague Lake has a public access. Gun Lake has a boat launch and a public beach. Gun Lake is larger and more popular with recreational boaters.
The North Country trail crosses Freesoil Rd about five miles East of the village. It is popular with hikers, and it is one of the only portions of the trail open to mountain bikes.
There is a National Forest campground and recreation area on Lake Michigan to the West of Freesoil. It has miles of hiking and biking trails. It is also open to hunting during season.