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The county seat is Allegan. The name was coined by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to sound like a Native American word. Allegan County is primarily an agricultural area that is rapidly becoming urbanized as the population centers of Grand Rapids on the northeast and Kalamazoo to the southeast expand into Allegan County. A portion of the city of Holland lies within the northwest portion of the county, as does a larger urbanized area around it. In the southwest corner, a small portion of the city of South Haven extends into Allegan County. The Lake Michigan shoreline has long been a popular place for vacation homes, and that such development continues, especially around Saugatuck and Douglas. The largest city wholly within the county is Allegan, the county seat. The county has long been a regional tourist draw, particularly the Tulip Time Festival in Holland and the area along Lake Michigan. Another draw is Allegan State Game Area, a 45,000 acre (182 kmĀ²) forest attracting campers, snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and hunters. Allegan County also hosts Saugatuck Dunes State Park with trails through scenic dunes and a swimming beach on Lake Michigan.
(Deep Thoughts and Work Comps, photo by Cave Canem)

Allegan County Interests

BIOGRAPHIES
BIRTH
BUSINESS & MFG.
CENSUS
CEMETERIES
CHURCHES
GALLERY
HOTELS
MARRIAGE
ANNIVERSARIES
MILITARY
OBITUARIES
SCHOOLS
SURNAMES
VITAL RECORDS

Cities & Towns & Townships

ALLEGAN
City of Allegan
Medical Fraternity
BRADLEY
City of Bradley
CLYDE TWP.
History Clyde Twp.
DOUGLAS
City of Douglas
FENNVILLE
(Clyde Twp.)
City of Fennville
Fennville Depot
GANGES
City of Ganges
GIBSON
City of Gibson
GLENN
City of Glenn
GOODMAN
City of Goodman
GUN LAKE
City of Gun Lake
HAMILTON
City of Hamilton
Hamilton Post Office
HILLARDS
City of Hillards
HOPKINS
City of Hopkins
LAKETOWN TWP
History Laketown Twp
LEE TWP
History Lee Twp
MACATAWAMI
City of Macatawami
MANLIUS TWP.
Manlius Twp. History
NEW RICHMOND
City of New Richmond
OTSEGO
City of Otsego
Gallery of Memories
OVERISEL TWP
Township History
PLAINWELL
City of Plainwell
PULLMAN
City of Pullman
SAUGATUCK TWP
City of Saugatuck
Memories/Postcards
SHELBYVILLE
City of Shelbyville
WATSON TWP.
Watson Twp. History
WAYLAND
WAYLAND TWP.
City of Wayland

History of Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan,
Johnson, Crisfield and D.W. Ensign & Co. 1880.
With illustrations and biographical sketches of their prominent men and pioneers.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library 2005


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