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The City of Bronson, Michigan is in Branch County, in the south-central Lower Peninsula, about ten miles north of the Indiana border.

The city is in northeastern Bronson Township, although administered autonomously. It is bordered by Bethel Township on the east, but is otherwise surrounded by Bronson Township.

The chief route through the city US 12 (Chicago Road), which is also known as Chicago Street within the city. Other routes include Orland Road, South Matteson Lake Road, and Parham Road, which forms the eastern boundary of the city. Burr Oak is 7.5 miles west-southwest, Sherwood is 11.1 miles north, Coldwater is 11.8 miles northeast, Colon is 11.8 miles northwest, and Sturgis is 12.6 miles southwest of Bronson.

The first European-American settlers in the area was Jabez B. Bronson, who came from Ohio in 1828. Originally, the settlement was known as York, and it was in Prairie River Township. On January 21, 1830, a post office was established, and named Bronson's Prairie, with Jabez B. Bronson as the first postmaster. In 1837, when the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad established a station there, the Michigan legislature shortened the community's name to Bronson. The township was renamed for Bronson at the same time. Bronson was incorporated as a village in 1866, becoming a city in 1934. At the time of the 2010 census, Bronson had a population of 2,349. Its peak population was 2,390 in 1970.

The Bronson Public Library is one of the few remaining Carnegie Libraries that remains in its original configuration. The Bronson Community School District covers about a third of the area of Branch County, functioning through four school buildings and a large athletic complex. Saint Mary's Assumption School, also located in Bronson, is a K-8th-grade Catholic parochial school, which also operates a preschool nursery.

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