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MONTCALM COUNTY MICHIGAN







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Size: 712 Square Miles
Elevation: 700-900 Feet
Physiography: Rolling plains
Growing Season: 130-150 days
Annual Precipitation: 30-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Maple-Beech, Birch-Hemlock, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood
Fall Colors: Early October

Named after the French General Marquis de Montcalm. Settlement began in 1831. By 1850 the county was officially organized with Greenville as its temporary county seat, which later became Stanton. Settlers came to farm the land, and others took advantage of the pine forests. Lumbering began after the Civil War and ended by 1900. In 1892 the Ranney Refrigerator Company was built. Agriculture remains Montcalm County's main industry. More Cucumbers are grown here than any other county in the US. There is also a large potato and dry bean crops, as well as many gas and oil wells.

Amble Amsden Bushnell
Butternut Carson City (48811) Cedar Lake (48812)
Coral (49322) Crystal Edmore (48829)
Fenwick (48834) Gowen (49326) Greenville (48838)
Howard City (49329) Kendalville Kings Corner
Lakeview (48850) Langston Maple Hill
McBrides (48852) Pierson (49339) Reynolds
Riverdale (48877) Sand Lake (49343) Shanty Plains
Sheridan (48884) Sidney (48885) Six Lakes (48886)
Stanton (48888) Tamarack Trufant (49347)
Vestaburg (48891) Westville Wyman





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