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  • Location of Plainwell, Michigan

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    Plainwell is also known as: Allegan County / Plainwell city.

    History

    Plainwell is located on M-89 just east of its junction with U. 131. The city of Otsego is about three miles (5 km) to the west. Kalamazoo is about ten miles (16 km) to the south and Grand Rapids about 35 miles (56 km) north. The Kalamazoo River flows through the center of the city. Plainwell is the birthplace of syndicated cartoonist Dave Coverly, creator of the Speed Bump comic strip, actor Ed Gale, famous for his role as Howard the Duck in the movie of the same name. Though it sounds somewhat common, there are no other communities named Plainwell anywhere in the United States. It is known as The Island City. This part of Michigan was settled in the 1830s, after the removal of native people. Allegan County was organized in 1835, and the Plainwell area was settled soon after. It was on a stagecoach route from Kalamazoo - Grand Rapids, and later a railroad was constructed on the same route. After the advent of the automobile, U. Route 131 was created and run through the town. In the 1960s, an improved 4-lane US-131 was built west of town to connect Kalamazoo and...

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    Some of the notable people born here have been: Ed Gale (actor and stunt performer).

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Hillside Cemetery
381 8th St Send flowers
Plainwell, MI 49080

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