Barry County, Michigan



Freeport is located on the northern border of Barry and Ionia County and is situated on the picturesque Coldwater River, which winds its way into the Thornapple River a few miles to the southeast. This town contains a main street section a couple of blocks long with several small stores and businesses. 

Freeport was founded in the mid-1800ís by brothers Michael and Samuel Roush who moved here from Freeport, Ohio, naming it after their home town. A train depot and post office were built during the lumber days in 1874, accessing it to the rest of the world via the Lowell & Hastings Railroad. It eventually incorporated into a village in 1907.

Historical Postcards & Photographs

Main Street Main Street - Winter
Apple Dryer Coal Delivery


Curtis Mill

Farmers Elevator Congregational Church
Methodist Church United Brethren Church



Return to the MIGenWeb Barry County 

Barry County MIGenWeb Index

This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated
in any fashion without my consent.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: The information you have found on this website is protected by the US Copyright Law, Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. Individual genealogists may copy and use the information found on this website for personal use "ONLY". It is not to be copied or altered in any way for commercial use nor for use on another webpage without the written permission of the webmaster.