Scotts, Michigan

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Scotts, Michigan
Unincorporated community
Scotts, Michigan is located in Michigan
Scotts, Michigan
Scotts, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°11′45″N 85°24′47″W / 42.19583°N 85.41306°W / 42.19583; -85.41306Coordinates: 42°11′45″N 85°24′47″W / 42.19583°N 85.41306°W / 42.19583; -85.41306[1]
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kalamazoo
Township Climax Township,
Pavilion Township
Elevation[1] 915 ft (279 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49088
Area code(s) 269
GNIS feature ID 637482[1]

Scotts is an unincorporated community in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States. Scotts is situated on the boundary between Climax and Pavilion townships along the Grand Trunk Western Railroad line at 42°11′45″N 85°24′47″W / 42.19583°N 85.41306°W / 42.19583; -85.41306 (NAME),[1] approximately 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Kalamazoo. Scotts has a post office with ZIP code 49088.[2] The post office serves large portions of Climax and Pavilion townships as well as a small area of northwest Wakeshma Township.[3]

History[edit]

Land at Scotts was first deeded to Dan Wheeler in 1835. Samuel Scott settled here in 1847 and the community became known as Scotts Crossing, later shortened to Scotts. A post office named Scotts opened on February 19, 1872, with Servetus Bathrick as its first postmaster. The community was platted by Bathrick in 1874.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Scotts, Michigan
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup, United States Post Office
  3. ^ 49088 5-Digit ZCTA, 490 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map, American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau
  4. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.