(Discover Kalamazoo 7) Discover Kalamazoo County Tour: The Village of Richland

This time, our Discover Kalamazoo County Tour takes us to the Village of Richland, about 9 miles north and east of downtown Kalamazoo.

Thought to be named for the rich soil settlers discovered back in 1830 on the edge of what is known as Gull Prairie, this episode centers around the Richland town square. Just adjacent is the only traffic light in the village, near its early beginnings.

Ken Baker, a member of the former Richland Historical Society, talks about those beginnings and the buildings you see as you circle the Richland square.

Episode Resources
Village of Richland website
Richland Community Library website

This Kalamazoo County Tour episode is sponsored by Discover Kalamazoo and produced by Livemic Communications.