Probable date for arrival of humans in Michigan.
Documented evidence for Early Americans along the Flat River.
Fur trading reached into Montcalm County.
By the Treaty of Washington, 4/5 of Montcalm County had been ceded by the Indians (Ottawas, Chippewas, Potawatomies, Ojibwas) with rights to hunt, fish, etc. until the land was needed for settlement.
Luther Lincoln believed to be the first settler Montcalm County.
Michigan becomes the 26th State of the Union.
John Green becomes Greenville's first settler.
Montcalm Township formed five years before Montcalm County was organized.
Lansing established as State Capital.
Two local Native Americans, Wis-to-gan and Pan-de-gar-cow-an, purchased 41.75 acres from the government within the original corporate limits of Greenville.
Montcalm County was organized as a separate entity: Bushnell, Eureka and Fairplain Townships were organized.
Bloomer Township organized.
Danish immigrants arrive in Montcalm County.
Crystal and Evergreen Townships were established.
Cato, Ferris, Pierson and Sidney Townships were established.
Stanton became the county seat.
Pine and Winfield Townships established.
Men from Montcalm County served in the Civil War.
Day, Douglass, Home and Maple Valley Townships were established.
First log run on the Flat River.
Belvidere Township was established.
Amsden in Fairplain Township was founded by J.P. Shoemaker.
Reynolds and Richland Townships organized.
Railroads come to Montcalm County.
Pierson in Pine Township was named after David and Orson Pierson who settled there in 1854.
Langston in Pine Township was platted.
Fenwick in Fairplain Township was established.
The Turk Lake Evangelical German Lutheran Society (later the Turk Lake United Methodist Church) was the first Congregation of this Society organized in Montcalm County.
The first gas lights were lighted in Greenville.
The first telephone in Greenville.
Six Lakes in Belvidere Township was platted.
Amble platted in July 1886 and named after the Rev. Ole Amble.
The first electric lights in Greenville.
The last log run on the Flat River and the end of the lumber era.
Big White Fish Lake was platted and was the site of the largest resort in Montcalm County in the early 1900's.
Local citizens served in World War I.
Vigilantes were formed in the towns of Montcalm County to protect against bank robberies.
Stock Market crash brought hardship to Montcalm County.
Gibson, the world's largest ice refrigerator manufacturer, began to produce electric refrigerators.
Oil leases obtained across the northern part of the County.
Meijer grocery store opened in Greenville.
Spectacular oil strike east of Crystal.
Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and Montcalm County citizens prepared for war.
Gibson converted to war production of the CG4A glider.
"Flying Falcon" glider used in D-Day invasion of Normandy.