Ionia is a boisterous community filled with tradition. The population of the small town is around 11,500 (United States Census Bureau 2013). Still the largest city in the county, this rural community is home to many events like the Harvest Festival and the Ionia Free Fair. To preserve our history, we have wonderful volunteers who run the Ionia Historical Society. They are located in the John C. Blanchard House museum where they preserve artifacts, create exhibits, and hold meetings to talk about our city’s fine history.

Sources: United States Census Bureau. 2013.