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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Dowagiac is approximately 5879 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,624 (1990), 2337 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dowagiac is 10.076 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.07 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dowagiac to Washington DC is 542 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dowagiac is positioned 41.98 degrees north of the equator and 86.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The name, Dowagiac, came from a Potawatomi Indian word, Ndowagayuk, which, loosely translated, meant foraging ground. The first permanent white settlers came in 1824.

Dowagiac Area history and facts
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Dowagiac Libraries

Cass County Library
319 Michigan Road 62 North
Cassopolis, Michigan 49031
Phone; 616.445.3400
Toll-free: 1.800.595.4186

Dowagiac Schools

Dowagiac Union Schools
206 Main Street
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
Phone: (616) 782-4400

Dowagiac Class of 1985 and other alumni page.

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