The Kalamazoo Region

The Kalamazoo Region (HM1AX0)

Location: Galesburg, MI 49009 Kalamazoo County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.362', W 85° 39.476'

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Kalamazoo is an Indian word said to mean "boiling water." Originally it was applied to the river that flows northwesterly to Lake Michigan. A trickle of settlers in the late 1820's became a torrent in the 1830's as the region's fertile prairies, oak openings, bottom lands, and ample sources of water power became known. The village of Bronson, founded in 1829 by Titus Bronson, is now the city of Kalamazoo. Here Lincoln made his only known Michigan speech. J. Fenimore Cooper wrote about the area in Oak Openings. Kalamazoo College, founded in 1833, Nazareth College (1897), and Western Michigan University (1903) are here. Once famous for its celery and its stoves, Kalamazoo is now known for many products including paper and drugs. The nation's first permanent pedestrian mall was opened in the downtown section in 1959.
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HM NumberHM1AX0
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker Number222
Year Placed1964
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission and Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 610525 N 4690179
Decimal Degrees42.35603333, -85.65793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.362', W 85° 39.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 21.72" N, 85° 39' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9276-9762 Unnamed Road, Galesburg MI 49009, US
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