Freeport

 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

Creamery

Curtis Mill

Farmers Elevator Congregational Church
Methodist Church United Brethren Church

 

 

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