Sheridan, Michigan

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Sheridan is a village in Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 705 at the 2000 census. The village is located at the corners of four townships and incorporates land from each: Evergreen Township to the northeast, Bushnell Township to the southeast, Fairplain Township to the southwest, and Sidney Township to the northwest.

In 1851, Louis Lovell recorded an entry for land here and John W. Winsor built the first business, a sawmill. A shingle-mill owner, Erastus P. Brown, became the first postmaster here on October 14, 1864. It was a station on the Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway. Sheridan incorporated as a village in 1877 and was named for Union Civil War General Philip Sheridan.[3]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (5.15%) is water.

The Sheridan post office, with ZIP code 48884, also serves portions of the four surrounding townships: Evergreen Township to the northeast, Bushnell Township to the southeast, Fairplain Township to the southwest, and Sidney Township to the northwest, as well as part of Crystal Township to the east of Evergreen, Bloomer Township to the east of Bushnell, and Montcalm Township to the west of Sidney.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 705 people, 304 households, and 207 families residing in the village. The population density was 767.1 per square mile (295.9/km²). There were 324 housing units at an average density of 352.6/sq mi (136.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.16% White, 0.99% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.43% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

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