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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Durand is approximately 4,283 (1990), 3446 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,564 (1990), 1350 (2010).
The amount of land area in Durand is 4.435 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Durand to Washington DC is 472 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 33 miles. (as the crow flies)
Durand is positioned 42.91 degrees north of the equator and 83.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the south-central portion of Michigan at the junction of M-71 and Interstate 69. Durand is west and slightly south of Flint. It is northeast of Lansing. Nearby communities include Vernon, Bancroft, Shiawasseetown, Gaines, Byron and Duffield
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History & History Related Items

In 1876, Durand was named after George H. Durand, who was then the US Congressman from the 6th District. It was incorporated as a village in 1887 and later as a city in 1932. The Community grew up revolving around the railroad with a grand Victorian depot built here around 1900. The depot was purchased by the city in 1979 and then developed as the State Railroad History Museum. Durand is still a stop for Amtrak and other railroad lines today (2000)

See this history of Durand with many great railroad photos from the past and the present.
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The incorporation of Durand

1887 (village), 1932 (city)


Michigan Railroad History Museum
200 Railroad Street
Durand, MI
Phone: 517-288-3561
See many exhibits about the history of Railroading in Michigan including a working HO-scale train, a former baggage car, a trolley display and more.
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