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IONIA COUNTY MICHIGAN







Ionia county map

Size: 575 Square Miles
Elevation: 700-900 Feet
Physiography: Rolling Plains
Growing Season: 110-130 days
Annual Precipitation: 30-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type: Maple-Beech, Oak-Hickory
Fall Colors: Early October

Villages of Potawatomi, Ottawa and Chippewa are along the Grand River. In 1832 Samuel Dexter settled along the River along with other pioneers what is now known as Ionia city. A farming county, where wheat was exported on the Grand River. In the mid 1880's the Belding brothers built a silk mill in the city of Belding. The mills closed in 1932 but some of the buildings are still there. Ionia economy ranges from auto parts manufacturing to social services to agriculture. Considered one of the largest fairs in the mid-western United States is the Ionia County Free Fair which is every summer in Ionia.


Belding (48809) Clarksville (48815) Collins
Elmdale Hubbardston (48845) Ionia (48846)
Lake Odessa (48849) Lyons (48851) Matherton
Muir (48860) Orleans (48865) Palo (48870)
Pewamo (48873) Portland (48875) Prairie
Saranac (48881) Sebewa Shiloh
Smyrna (48887) Tremaine blank





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