Caledonia is a village on the west side of Michigan, about 18 miles southeast of Grand Rapids. It is located at the southeast corner of Kent County and is historically a rural community but has become increasingly suburban in recent decades. Over time the village as well as the surrounding townships have grown in population and commercialism.
Caledonia sits near to the Thornapple River, a tributary of the Grand River and the township includes several lakes, including Emmons Lake, which sits at the edge of the town and has a public park.
My hope is that this website helps to illustrate this change over time,as well as show the details involved in the rich stories that have made Caledonia what it is today!