Place:Chauncey, Kent, Michigan, United States

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NameChauncey
Alt namesChauncysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS26004289
Imperial Millssource: Wikipedia
Buena Vistasource: Wikipedia
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates43.050278°N 85.550278°W
Located inKent, Michigan, United States
Also located inCannon, Kent, Michigan, United States    
Plainfield, Kent, Michigan, United States    
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


Chauncey is an inhabited place. It is an unincorporated community on the line between Cannon Township and Plainfield Township in Kent County, Michigan.


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Chauncey, previously known as Buena Vista and Imperial Mills is an unincorporated, mostly historical settlement in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is on the boundary between Cannon Township and Plainfield Township at , several miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

It is situated near the south end of Chauncey Road where Bear Creek enters the Grand River. The community of Buena Vista was plattted, but the plat was never recorded. The Buena Vista Mill was built in 1848 by Abner and John Brewer. The place, also known as Imperial Mills, was destroyed by fire in 1875 and rebuilt in September 1881 by Denis Porter.

The settlement presumably takes its name from the impressive river bluff, Buena Vista Hill, rising just to its east, the summit of which affords a magnificent view of the westward bend of the Grand Valley, Kuttshill, and the many Plainfield Hills.

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