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- Birth Records
- Cemetery Records
- Court Records
- Death Records
- Marriage Records
- Military Records
- Newspaper Articles
Allegan was one of many counties named by Henry Schoolcraft. According to the State of Michigan History site: "Its derivation is obscure. Most sources say it was a Henry Schoolcraft creation with "al" for "the" and "egan" from "sa-gi-e-gan" (Chippewa for "lake"). Other meanings often given are "fine river" or "fair river."" The county is often called the "Cape Cod" of the Midwest and is abundant with lakes and borders on Lake Michigan. The Allegan County Fair is the largest in the Midwest.