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Hersey, Michigan is a small rural village in west Hersey Township, in the southern portion of Osceola County, in the Lower Peninsula.

Surrounded by Hersey and Richmond townships, Hersey is southeast of Reed City, southwest of Evart, north of Big Rapids, and south of LeRoy, the only cities and villages within twenty miles.

The Muskegon River forms the southeastern boundary of the village, while the Hersey River flows southeast through the center of the village, emptying into the Muskegon River.

The chief routes through the village are 180th Avenue (Main Street), which connects with US Highway 10 north of the village, and Hersey Road (4th Street), which crosses the Muskegon River and runs east from the village. Other routes from the village include 3 Mile Road, which forms the northern boundary of the village, and 2 Mile Road, which forms its southern border.

The village was named for Nathan Hersey, a trapper who is believed to have been the first European-American in the county. He came in 1842, but did not settle in the area. Delos A. Blodgett became the first permanent settler when he came in 1851. Later, he became the first postmaster when a post office was established on May 21, 1868, and it was he who platted the village on a portion of his farm in 1869. Hersey was incorporated as a village in 1875 after the Pere Marquette Railroad established a station there. The village was on the Pere Marquette's Saginaw to Ludington main line, about three miles east of Reed City.

With its rural setting and rivers, many of Hersey's businesses cater to outdoor enthusiasts today.

Hersey's peak population was 472 in 1880, the first year it appeared on a census report, and its population in 2010 was 350.

The focus of this category is on the incorporated village of Hersey, Michigan. Appropriate resources include websites representing the village government or any businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, and events within the village.



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