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Hamilton is an unincorporated community in the northeast corner of Heath Township in Allegan County, where M-40 crosses the Rabbit River.
The first white settler was Charles Butler, who purchased the entirety of section 6 in 1835. It was at first known as Rabbit River, with a post office operating from May 1851 to September 1852.
Aaron Willards platted a village named Rabbit River in 1862, with a second post office opening in July 1864. The post office was renamed "Hamilton" in May 1870.
See also: The History of Allegan County, Michigan
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