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Allen, Michigan


Allen, Michigan

Allen, Michigan


Allen is located about three miles from the western border of Hillsdale County, at the intersection of M-49 and US-12.

It was named after Captain Moses Allen, a veteran of the War of 1812 who settled here in 1827. A small museum and plaque in his honor is found on the west end of town. The town was officially platted in 1868 when the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad came through the area and built a station here. It eventually was incorporated as a village in 1950.

Allen has survived the years through support from local agriculture and its functional location as a highway junction: this has helped to make it an ideal place for several antique shops, for which it has become locally known in recent years.


Allen, Michigan     Allen, Michigan

Allen, Michigan     Allen, Michigan


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