Place:Graafschap, Allegan, Michigan, United States

TypeInhabited place
Coordinates42.75°N 86.133°W
Located inAllegan, Michigan, United States
Also located inLaketown, Allegan, Michigan, United States    
Fillmore (township), Allegan, Michigan, United States    
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Graafschap is an inhabited place. It is an unincorporated community located at the intersection of 146th Ave and 60th Street, on the line between Fillmore Township and Laketown Township in Allegan County, Michigan.

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[1] Graafschap was settled by "BENTHEIMERS". Bentheim is just across the Holland border in the then Kingdom of Hanover. It was founded during the last days of June 1847. The people from Bentheim spoke a dialect practically the same as that of those from the Provinces of Drenthe and Overijsel. Harm Hendrik Schoemaker supplied the necessary initiative in Bentheim. One of the chief leaders was Jan Berend Sundag.