Kalkaska Village

Kalkaska County, Michigan

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Kalkaska Village Hall is located at 200 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, MI 49646.
Phone: 231‑258‑9191.


Kalkaska is located at a considerable distance from larger urban areas: the nearest city with a population over 50,000 is Grand Rapids, a distance of about 135 miles. The Village's distance from larger areas has contributed to the creation of the Village's distinct character with a wide variety of quality of life amenities that act as the community's strategic assets. [1]

The rural setting that surrounds Kalkaska is inseparable from its image and lifestyle, and the surrounding region and communities provide important recreation and employment opportunities. Kalkaska's regional context also forms the foundations of the Village's population and economic trends.

Kalkaska was laid out by A. A. Abbott and R. L. Thompson in 1873 in anticipation of the arrival of the railroad. [2]

Ernest Hemingway fished the Rapid River in 1916 and made Kalkaska famous in his short story, The Battler, published in 1925.

  1. Kalkaska County Master Plan: 2010-2015, www.kalkaskacounty.net, accessed July, 2015.
  2. en.wikipedia.org, accessed July, 2015

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