Cassopolis, Michigan

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Cassopolis is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 1,740. It is the county seat of Cass County[3]. The village and county are named after statesman Lewis Cass, a New Hampshire native and a prominent U.S. senator from Michigan prior to the American Civil War.

Cassopolis is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Notable residents

David F. Cargo (born 1929), liberal Republican governor of New Mexico from 1967—1971, was born in Dowagiac in Cass County.

The aviation pioneer Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr. grew up in Cassopolis.

Ed Lowe, inventor of cat litter, grew up in Cassopolis. His trademark "Kitty Litter" brand cat litter led to the popularization of cats as household pets after World War II.

Although he was born in Detroit, Dennis Archer grew up in Cassopolis. Among his accomplishments, Archer went on to become an attorney, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, two-term mayor of Detroit, and President of the American Bar Association.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (9.33%) is water. Cassopolis is the town associated with Diamond Lake, the largest lake in southwestern Michigan.

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