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Bridgman, Michigan, a little more ...
Bridgman is a city in Berrien County.
Lumbering was the first commercial interest and was made possible due to the water power and ample forests of the area. Many sawmills were soon built and one largest was the Charlottesville Lumber Company of 1856. The founders included Charles & Warren Howe and George Bridgman. 1860, Charlottesville was the first village in Lake Township.
A half mile East of Charlottesville, George Bridgman platted a new village. The post office, railroad station and this new town were named after Bridgman. Charlottesville was eventually absorbed by Bridgman.
See also: The History of Berrien County, Michigan
Additional information provided by: SW Michigan Directory