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KENT COUNTY MICHIGAN







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Size: 862 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-900 Feet
Physiography: Rolling Plains
Growing Season: 140-170 days
Annual Precipitation: 32-34 inches
Average Snowfall: 50-70 inches
Forest Type: Maple-Beech, Oak-Hickory
Fall Colors: Early October

The Grand River is where the settlers came to set up a fur trading center. A trading post was built in 1821 at what is now known as Ada. Grand River allowed Grand Rapids to have water power and ease of manufacturing. After the Civil War, sawmills were erected along the river. The furniture industry was big in Grand Rapids. The Gerald R Ford Museum is in this city.

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Ada (49301) Alaska (49302) Algoma
Alpine Alto (49302) Alton
Ballards Belmont (49306) Byron Center (49315)
Caledonia (49316) Cannonsburg (49317) Carlisle
Cascade Chauncey Childsdale
Comstock Park (49321) Corinth Courtland
Cutlerville Dutton (49316) East Grand Rapids
Edgerton Elmdale Englishville
Evans Fallasburg Grand Rapids
Grandville Grant Harvard
Kelloggville Kent City (49330) Kentwood
Lowell (49331) Moseley Oakfield
Parnell Pleasant Rockford (49341)
Ross Sand Lake (49343) Segwun
Sheffield Sparta (49345) Walker
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