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County Information
The county is named for Ionia, a Grecian province.
It was created in 1831 and organized in 1837.

Belding - 1871 - Previously known as Broas Rapids (after Levi Broas, Belding's first settler), Patterson Mills, Hog Wallow.
Ionia (County Seat) - 1865 Incorporated as a village. 1873 Organized as a city.
Portland - Known as the "City of Two Rivers." 1837 First post office. 1869 First train arrived.

Belding * Ionia (county seat) * Portland
Clarksville * Hubbardston (part) * Lake Odessa * Lyons * Muir * Pewamo * Saranac
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County Records

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Website Updates:
Jan. 2018 - Obituary for Almira E. Face
Oct. 2018 - News Article - Crime




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