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CALHOUN COUNTY MICHIGAN







Calhoun county map

Size: 709 Square Miles
Elevation: 800-1100 Feet
Physiography: Hilly-uplands
Growing Season: 140-160 days
Annual Precipitation: 32-34 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type: Elm-Ash-Cottonwood, Oak-Hickory
Fall Colors: Middle October

The county was named after John C Calhoun who was Vice President of United States. In 1830 the first white settler was Sidney Ketchem who bought land along the Kalamazoo River. Many settlers came from New England. 1832 brought a cholera epidemic in Marshall that caused many people to leave the area. Albion College was founded in 1835 in the city of Albion. The Seventh-Day Adventists moved their world headquarters to Battle Creek. Battle Creek is also home to Kellogg Cereal Plants.

Calhoun County Government Page

Abscota Albion (49224) Athens (49011)
Babcock Battle Creek Bedford (49020)
Burlington (49029) Cresco (49033) Clarendon
Condit Convis Duck Lake
East Leroy (49051) Eckford Homer (49245)
Joppa Lakeview Loomisville
Maplehurst Marengo Marshall (49068)
Newton Partello Pennfiled
Pine Creek Renton Sonoma
Springfield Tekonsha (49092) Union City (49094)
Urbandale Verona blank





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