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Bridgman, Michigan - 49106


Bridgman, Michigan

Bridgman, Michigan

Bridgman, Michigan
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The area now known as Bridgman was originally known as Plummer's Pier.

In 1856, the Charlotteville Lumber Company renamed the village Charlotteville after one of the owner's wife, Charlotte. The company built a 500 foot pier into Lake Michigan and the sawmill soon prospered into a thriving industry.

George C. Bridgman, another co-owner of the Charlotteville Lumber Company, founded another settlement a short distance away. Mr. Bridgman's settlement was near the future railroad station site, which opened in 1870.

The two settlements were parceled together and given the name of Laketon.

In 1874 the postmaster was successful in renaming the community as Bridgman.

Even though the lumber industry has refrained, Bridgman still plays a vital role in the economy of southwest Michigan.

The tourism industry thrives in Bridgman. Warren Dunes and Weko Beach are among the favorite beaches in the region.

The two areas also offer hiking and camping. The Cook Energy Information Center is also a choice spot for visitors.

The Bridgman community is not only a pleasant location to visit, it is also a nice place to live.

Bridgman's small town pride shows in their neighborhoods and schools. The Bridgman Schools have been rated among the best in the country by Money Magazine.

Whether your stay is extended or brief, you will be glad you experienced Bridgman!
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