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Welcome to Fennville ...

The city of Fennville is located in Allegan County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Fennville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1871.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fennville has a population of 1,429 people<2> (see below for details).

Fennville is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fennville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fennville is located in the (269) area code.

The ZIP code for Fennville: 49408<4>

Websites for Fennville ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fennville had an population of 1,429 people. This is an increase of 2.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fennville had a population of 1,398 people. This makes Fennville the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Fennville represents 0.01% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 308th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,398 people, the population of Fennville decreased 4.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,459 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fennville.

Communities near Fennville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fennville.

  • Holland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Zeeland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Allegan
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • South Haven
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Bangor
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
    • Bangor is located in Van Buren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,808 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor <5>
  • Douglas
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Saugatuck
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saugatuck have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugatuck
    • Saugatuck is located in Allegan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saugatuck <5>
  • Gobles
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Hopkins
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkins
    • Hopkins is located in Allegan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 605 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopkins <5>
  • Bloomingdale
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fennville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fennville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fennville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fennville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fennville. See our Newspapers Page for Fennville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fennville ...

Looking for more information about Fennville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fennville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fennville.

Adding Fennville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fennville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Fennville was on a map titled Road Map for Michigan (from Shell Oil, 1956).

We also found Fennville in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Fennville post office opened in 1871.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fennville.

The official website for Fennville:

The official website for Allegan County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Allegan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fennville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fennville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fennville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fennville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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