Vicksburg Historic Village, Vicksburg

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Vicksburg is a village in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,906 at the 2010 census.

The village is located mostly within Schoolcraft Township on the east side, though a portion is also within Brady Township.

John Vickers, the town's namesake, settled in the area in 1831. It was incorporated as a village of the state in 1871. A Michigan Registered Historic Site plaque reads:[6]

VICKERS' MILL: In 1831, John Vickers built a brush dam over the eight-foot waterfall on Portage Creek and erected a log grist mill. The mill is believed to have been the first mill in Kalamazoo County. The dam created a pond that supplied water power to the mill, and formed the sizeable Sunset Lake, around which pioneers built homes and set up businesses. Vickers died in 1842. On October 18, 1871, the village was incorporated as Brady, but one day later, a petition passed to rename it Vicksburg.
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  • A very interesting place greatly helped by the two volunteers Judy and Brandon, both of whom were very knowledgeable and helpful. There is no entrance fee but donations are welcome. 
    A very interesting place greatly helped by the two volunteers Judy and Brandon, both of whom were very knowledgeable and helpful. There is no entrance fee but donations are welcome.  more »
  • We're from the U.K. and always relish a trip into America's past, especially the railroads. We were staying in Kalamazoo, and read of this whilst there. Drove down on a Sunday afternoon. The Village.....  more
    We're from the U.K. and always relish a trip into America's past, especially the railroads. We were staying in Kalamazoo, and read of this whilst there. Drove down on a Sunday afternoon. The Village.....  more »
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  • While looking for trails in the area we found vickersburg nature trail. At the entrance of the trail across the street is the historic village. What a wonderful little village. This FREE roadside historic village attraction is a great little break for taking in some history and chilling out from the hustle and bustle. Extremely friendly people everywhere we went. Everything was clean and neat. I truly can't say enough about this Village and the volunteers who keep it up and running and maintained. In fact the entire town of vicksburg is a gem.
  • Very nice collection of memorabilia. Leah was very nice and is doing a great job keeping the history of Vicksburg alive.

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