Almont, Michigan

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Almont is a village in Lapeer County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,803 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Almont Township.

Almont was first settled in 1827/1828 by James Deneen. It received a post office in 1835 named Bristol, for Oliver Bristol, the second permanent settler. The village was platted as Newburg in 1836. James Thompson, who donated the town clock that is located in the steeple of the First Congregational Church, proposed the name "Almont" in 1846 to honor the Mexican general, Juan Almonte.[3][4] Another theory regarding the name holds that James Thompson suggested "Almont" in honor of the region in Scotland from which he emigrated. In his hometown of Ayrshire, Scotland there stands to this day the Almont Hotel. The word is from a Scottish construction that means "at the mount."

Almont incorporated as a village in 1855.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all land. The village center of Almont is located at the crossing of M-53 and St. Clair Road. To the east, St. Clair is known as Almont Road, and to the west it is known as General Squire Road. In addition, this is also sometimes deemed as "40 Mile Road", although the nearby ascending "mile roads" officially end at "37 Mile Road". Nearby towns include Bruce Township and Romeo to the south; Dryden to the northwest; Imlay City to the north; and Allenton to the east, and Capac to the northeast. Almont is approximately 35 miles (56 km) north of Detroit.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,803 people, 1,022 households, and 747 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,857.2 per square mile (716.7/km²). There were 1,058 housing units at an average density of 701.0/sq mi (270.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.54% White, 0.32% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 2.32% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.14% of the population.

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