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Miscellaneous References and Mentions

While our initial data about Bloomingdale came from various goverment sources (GNIS, US Census, FIPS), we also found mention of Bloomingdale in various books, maps and other sources. When we find a mention, a fact or snippet, we add that information to our Gazetter.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Bloomingdale. We hope that they will be useful to you.

Bloomingdale is contained in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list:

The Bloomingdale post office opened in 1856.

Along The Tracks, A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads
Written by: Meints, Graydon M.
Published by Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University - 1987
(Available from

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Bloomingdale:
Services available in 1895: had a Post Office, a Railroad Station, a Express Office

List of Post Offices in the United States (1870)
Published by the Government Printing Office

Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Michigan (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We found Bloomingdale in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Bloomingdale for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bloomingdale. See our Misc Page for Bloomingdale for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Bloomingdale:

Bloomingdale was mentioned in the following schedules:

Michigan Central Railroad Time Tables (May 1892)

Michigan Central Railroad Time Tables (July 1912)

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bloomingdale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Van Buren County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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