Introduction to Albion, Michigan
Albion, Michigan, in Calhoun county, is 22 miles E of Battle Creek, Michigan and 73 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek metropolitan area. Albion’s population is 9,144.
Albion is located in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Tenney Peabody became the first European-American to visit this area when he arrived in 1833. Peabody’s wife named the city after the town of Albion, New York. Jesse Crowell arrived in this area in 1835 and established the Albion Company. The city is sometimes also referred to as 'The Forks' because it is located at the point of confluence of the north and south branches of the Kalamazoo River.
Albion and nearby Attractions
- Battle Creek Sanatarium
- Ella Sharp Museum
- Yankee Springs Recreation Area
- Binder Park Zoo
- Hidden Lake Gardens
Things To Do In Albion
Albion hosts the Festival of the Forks every September in order to celebrate its ethnic heritage. The Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum is located in Albion. Local historic sites include the Battle Creek Sanatarium, the Croswell Opera House and the W.K. Kellogg House. Local parks include Fort Custer Recreation Area, Pinckney State Recreation Area and Pokagon State Park.
Air transportation is available from Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.
Albion Higher Education
The local college is Albion College. Olivet College, the Baker College of Jackson, Spring Arbor University and Glen Oaks Community College are all accessible from Albion as well.