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The Village of Sheridan, Michigan is in lower Montcalm County, spanning Sidney, Evergreen, Bushnell, and Fairplain townships.

The village is situated along Pearl Lake, a 29-acre body of water that lies entirely within the Sheridan boundaries. The developed area of the village is primarily to the north, northeast, east, and southeast of the lake.

The primary routes to and from the village are West County Farm Road (Washington Street), South Sheridan Road (Main Street), East Beardslee Road (Grant Street), and East Condensery Road.

Cities and villages within twenty-five miles of Sheridan include Stanton, McBride, Greenville, Carson City, Belding, Edmore, Ionia, Hubbardston, Muir, Lyons, Perrinton, and Lakeview, while the unincorporated communities of Fenwick and Sidney are within ten miles of the village.

First appearing on a census roll in 1880 with a population of 661, Sheridan's peak population was 730 in 1990. At the time of the 2020 census, its population was 692. Its low population was 436 in 1910.

The first European-Americal land entry in the area was by Louis Lovell in 1851, although the area was not largely settled until after the American Civil War.

John W. Winsor opened a sawmill, which was the first business, and Erastus P. Brown, a shingle mill owner, became the first postmaster on October 14, 1864, and named for Union Civil War General Philip H. Sheridan. Brown was also a director of the Ionia & Stanton Railroad Company. After Winsor's mill was destroyed by fire, another mill was built for Charles and George Stanton.

The Toledo, Saginaw & Muskegon Railroad opened a station in Sheridan in the 1870s. The Grand Trunk Railway acquired the line in 1888, and Sheridan became a railroad crossing when the north-south Pere Marquette Railway crossed the east-west Grand Trunk Western.

Sheridan was incorporated as a village in 1877. Today, the Sheridan post office serves portions of Evergreen, Bushnell, Fairplain, and Signey townships, as well as parts of Crystal, Bloomer, and Montcalm townships.

Over the years, Sheridan became known for its historic wooden water tower. Its importance to the community was such that when the water tower was demolished, the village chose to paint an image of the iconic tower on the new one.

In this portion of our web guide, we will be focusing on the village of Sheridan, Michigan. Websites representing the municipal government, any other governmental bodies within the village, and local businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities are appropriate for this category.



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