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Pronounced: BARE e an
Size: 580 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-1000 Feet
Physiography: Hill-lands; Lake border
Growing Season: 160-180 days
Annual Precipitation: 34-36 inches
Average Snowfall: 50-70 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Maple-Beech
Fall Colors: Middle October

Rene de La Salle came to this area in 1679. He built Fort Miami at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. At the end of the 17th century the French fort St. Joseph was built at Niles. The first settler arrived in 1823. Peaches were being harvest as early as 1834. The county was named after US Attorney General John Berrien. Today Benton Harbor - St. Joseph is a major industrial area. In 1911 Whirlpool Corporation and Clark Equipment Company began its operations. Niles is the only Michigan community to have been under rule by four nations; France, Great Britain, Spain and the United States.

Berrien County
Arden Avery Bainbridge Center
Bakertown Baroda (49101) Benton Center
Benton Harbor (49770) Benton Heights Berrien Center (49102)
Berrien Springs (49103) Bertrand Bethany Hills
>Birchwood Bridgman (49106) Buchanan (49107)
Buckhorn Coloma (49038) Dayton
Derby Dunewood Dutch Corners
Eau Claire (49111) Fairland Fairplain
Galien (49113) Glendora (49107) Glenlord
Grand Beach (49117) Harbert (49115) Hartman
Hazlehurst Hills Corner Hinchman
Hollywood Hooks Corner Jerico
Kings Landing Kramar Heights Lake Michigan Beach
Lakeshore Lakeside (49116) Lakeview (48850)
Little Paw Paw Lake Livingston Michiana (49117)
Millburg Mizpah Park Naomi
Napier New Buffalo (49117) New Troy (49119)
Niles (49120) North Niles North Shore
Oakhill Station Oxbow Pearl Grange
Pennelwood Riverside (49084) Rosemary Beach
Saint Joseph (49085) Sawyer (49125) Scottdale
Shaghai Corners Shoreham Shorewood Hills
Snow Sodus (49126) South Saint Joseph
Spinks Corner Stevensville (49127) Three Oaks (49128)
Tower Hill Shorelands Turner Shores Twelve Corners
Union Pier (49129) Vineland Warsaw
Warwick Shores Watervliet (49098) Waverland Beach
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