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Vicksburg is a village located mostly within Schoolcraft Township on the east side, though a portion is also within Brady Township, Kalamazoo County.
John Vickers, the town's namesake, settled in the area in 1831. It was incorporated as a Village of the state of Michigan in 1871. A Michigan Registered Historic Site plaque reads:
VICKERS' MILL: In 1831, John Vickers built a brush dam over the eight-foot waterfall on Portage Creek and erected a log grist mill. The mill is believed to have been the first mill in Kalamazoo County. The dam created a pond that supplied water power to the mill, and formed the sizeable Sunset Lake, around which pioneers built homes and set up businesses. Vickers died in 1842. On October 18, 1871, the village was incorporated as Brady, but one day later, a petition passed to rename it Vicksburg.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles, of which, 1.8 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (3.17%) is water.
See also: The History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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