Place:Westphalia, Clinton, Michigan, United States

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NameWestphalia
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.917°N 84.783°W
Located inClinton, Michigan, United States
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Westphalia is a village in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 923 at the 2010 census.

The village is within Westphalia Township in the western portion of Clinton County, about 8 miles north of Interstate 96 on county roads and about 25 miles northwest of Lansing.

History

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Westphalia was founded in 1836 by a group of German settlers. It was named after the province of Westphalia in Germany. These settlers were German Catholics who emigrated from the Westphalia region cities of Wimbach, Meerhof, and Hesse, Germany, among others, and found the rich soil ideal for farming. Some family members stayed in Detroit, while others moved into the wilderness to clear farmland. Cholera took a toll on early families.

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