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Sturgis

St Joseph County,

Michigan

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The Michigan state capital is Lansing.


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49091

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The population of Sturgis is approximately 11,285 (2000), 10994 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,155 (1990), 4088 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sturgis is 13.15 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sturgis to Washington DC is 502 miles. The distance to the Michigan state capital is 77 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sturgis is positioned 41.80 degrees north of the equator and 85.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sturgis elevation is 924 feet above sea level.
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Location

Sturgis location: in southwest Michigan south and slightly east of Kalamazoo.

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Sturgis history:

Sturgis Township was originally an area of about 3,000 acres. It was divided up into Fawn River and Sherman Townships. The Sturgis Township was part of Sherman until 1845. Judge John Sturgis & George Thurston came to St Joseph County in August of 1827. They cleared 10 acres & planted wheat, then returned to Monroe, MI until the Spring of 1828. When Judge Sturgis returned, he brought his family & built a log cabin in what is now known as Maplecrest.

How was Sturgis named? There are several versions about the naming, but the most probably is because of a pan of bisquits! John Sturgis was the first settler in this area and many say that the town was named for him, but legend has it that Sturgis was chosen as the town's name because Mrs. John Sturgis has baked a pan of bisquits and sent them to a surveying party near their cabin. Lewis Cass, who later became governor, was part of that surveying party. When the time came to name the town, Governor Cass remembered the bisquits and was insistent that the town be named Sturgis rather than Sherman & Ivanhoe which were the common names for the two areas of the town.
The incorporation date of Sturgis: 1896

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Attractions

Sturgis attractions:

Sturgis Toy Run
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Wiesloch, Germany - Sister City of Sturgis, Michigan. (Webpage is in German)

Learn more about Sturgis at this community page.

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