Place:Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, United States

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NameGrass Lake
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.25°N 84.2°W
Located inJackson, Michigan, United States
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Grass Lake, a village in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Michigan, was named for the shallow, marshy lake just to its north. The population was 1,173 at the 2010 census.

In 1842, the Michigan Central Railroad bypassed the original village and built a depot to the west when an offer of $1.50 an acre was offered (compared to $2.00 an acre at the previous city center) [1]. The village was relocated to this new location - its current location - to be closer to the rail depot and some of the original buildings were relocated to the new site.

Today, the greater Grass Lake area includes the Village of Grass Lake, Grass Lake Township, and parts of the Waterloo Recreational Area north of I-94.

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