Hickory Corners, Michigan

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Hickory Corners, Michigan
Census-designated place
Hickory Corners is located in Michigan
Hickory Corners
Hickory Corners
Coordinates: 42°26′29″N 85°22′33″W / 42.44139°N 85.37583°W / 42.44139; -85.37583Coordinates: 42°26′29″N 85°22′33″W / 42.44139°N 85.37583°W / 42.44139; -85.37583
Country United States
State Michigan
County Barry
Township Barry
Area
 • Total 2.08 sq mi (5.38 km2)
 • Land 2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 947 ft (289 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 322
 • Density 155/sq mi (60.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49060
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-37960
GNIS feature ID 0628188

Hickory Corners is a census-designated place (CDP) in Barry Township in Barry County, Michigan, United States. The population was 322 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The first settler, the Rev. Moses Lawrence, built his home in 1834 on the shore of Lawrence Lake about a half mile east of the present town. In 1837, surveyors found a large hickory tree in the center of section 28, from which the settlement took its name. Solomon C. Hall built the first house in the town and became the first postmaster in July 1844.[2]

Geography[edit]

Hickory Corners is located in southwestern Barry County at the intersection of Kellogg School Road and West Hickory Road. It is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the southern boundary of Barry County with Kalamazoo County and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of state highway M-43.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Hickory Corners CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.28%, is water.[1]

Sites of interest[edit]

The Gilmore Car Museum, a collection of classic automobiles, is located at the intersection of M-43 and West Hickory Road, with a Hickory Corners mailing address. The museum includes the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

The Kellogg Biological Station, an off-campus education complex of Michigan State University, has a Hickory Corners mailing address and is located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of the center of town, on the northeast shore of Gull Lake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hickory Corners CDP, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.