Introduction to Greenville, Michigan
The area, which is now known as Greenville, was originally home to Native Americans of the Odawa Tribe. John Green, who settled in in 1844, founded the community. The area was initially named "Green's Village" in his honor. He also built a saw mill on the Flat River which eventually led to an influx of settlers. Many of the settlers were of Danish origin. The first post office was established on January 20, 1848, and Greenville was incorporated as a village in 1867. In 1871, it was reincorporated as a city.
Greenville and Nearby Attractions
- Gerald R. Ford Museum
- Public Museum of Grand Rapids
- Battle Creek Sanitarium
- Chief Hazy Cloud County Park
- Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park
- John Ball Zoo
Things To Do In Greenville
The city of Greenville offers easy access to numerous museums including the Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and the Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Glenkerry Golf Course, Greenville Country Club, Candlestone Inn Golf and Resort, and Double R Ranch Resort & Golf. Chief Hazy Cloud County Park, which covers more than 20 acres, is a popular fishing spot. Various recreational opportunities are available at the Ionia State Recreation Area, and Fallassburg County Park. Other popular attractions nearby include the John Ball Zoo, the Potter Park Zoo, the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, and the Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park.
The nearest major airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Greenville Higher Education
Calvin College, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College, and Ferris State University are some of the colleges close to Greenville.