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Pullman, Michigan is an unincorporated community in Lee Township, Allegan County.

Unincorporated communities in Michigan do not have defined boundaries. Pullman is situated on the southeast shores of Upper Scott Lake, and west to a block or two west of the railroad tracks, including the area along Scott Creek Drain and 109th Avenue. The unincorporated community of Sherman Park is just north of Pullman, along the upper west part of the lake. Lower Scott Lake is southeast of Pullman.

Cities and villages within twenty-five miles of the community include Fennville, Breedsville, Bloomingdale, South Haven, Bangor, Allegan, Douglas, Saugatuck, Gobles, Lawrence, Holland, Otsego, and Hartford. Unincorporated communities within ten miles of Pullman include Sherman Park, Bakersville, Clyde Centre, Chicora, Grand Junction, Lacota, and Cheshire.

Like many Michigan communities, the timber industry and the railroads both had much to do with the development of Pullman. Around 1870, two brothers named Clement established a sawmill and, the following year, the Chicago & West Michigan Railway (Pere Marquette) opened a station there to facilitate the transportation of lumber. As the railroad was built on land owned by a man named Hopper, the early community was first known as Hoppertown, and a post office was established under that name on December 8, 1875, with Ranson Shell as postmaster.

The post office was closed on July 19, 1880, but reopened on February 4, 1891, and renamed Pullman on July 15, 1901, reportedly in honor of George Pullman, known for inventing the sleeper car.

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