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BARRY COUNTY MICHIGAN







Barry county map

Size: 549 Square Miles
Elevation: 700-900 Feet
Physiography: Hill-lands, Rolling plains
Growing Season: 140-160 days
Annual Precipitation: 31-34 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type: Maple-Beech, Oak-Hickory
Fall Colors: Middle October

Barry County was named after William T Barry who was Postmaster General under President Andrew Jackson. The first white settlers arrived here in 1831. White settlers and the Indians lived in the same area. White children played with Indian children. In 1836 Yankee Bill Lewis opened a tavern. Today Barry County has many dairying and farming, crops including corn for grain, winter wheat, barley, oats and hay, with some manufacturing. Historical interest include the Courthouse in Hastings and the 1880's Striker House, the Bowen’s Mills Historical site and the dam on the Thornapple River in Middleville.

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