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Did you know...

In 1831 Kent became an official county in Michigan. In March 1842, the town of Kent became  Grand Rapids. It is the county seat.

Pioneers began settling in the area, from the east, in the 1820s. By the turn of the century, the area had become the manufacturing capital for the furniture industry.