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Burr Oak, Michigan - 49030


Burr Oak, Michigan

Burr Oak, Michigan





Burr Oak is located in southeastern St. Joseph County, just a couple of miles north of US-12. This area was first settled in 1835. A post office was built in 1837 with Julius A. Thompson becoming the first postmaster. In 1852, William Lock donated land for a railroad station provided the town would be renamed: Lock’s Station, which it was. In 1857, the town was renamed back to Burr Oak by popular demand, and it officially incorporated into a village two years later.

Burr Oak has kept its small town atmosphere as well as its late 1800’s architectural style in its downtown buildings. The city today functions primarily as an adjunct commmuter town to the larger urban areas of Sturgis and Coldwater. It still has its own post office and school, with the Prairie River flowing through the school yard. And the people are friendly too. If you want to see a place that reflects "small town America," you’ve found it at Burr Oak! Try it out for a Sunday drive or color tour!

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