Place:Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, United States

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NameSaugatuck
Alt namesKalamazoosource: Family History Library Catalog
Newarksource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCity
Coordinates42.65°N 86.2°W
Located inAllegan, Michigan, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 925 at the 2010 census. The city is within Saugatuck Township, but is administratively autonomous.

Originally a lumber town and port, Saugatuck, along with the adjacent city of Douglas, became a noted art colony and tourist destination in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. In the early 20th century, Saugatuck was home to the famous Big Pavilion, a large dance hall that attracted bands and visitors from across the Midwest. The building was a popular destination on Lake Michigan from its construction in 1909 until it burned down on May 6, 1960.

Today, tourists are drawn to the art galleries, harbor, marinas, scenery, unusual stores, the view from atop Mount Baldhead, and tourist attractions as well as Oval Beach on Lake Michigan, which enjoys a worldwide reputation. Nearby are Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Allegan State Game Area as is the city of Holland.

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