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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Vandalia is approximately 357 (1990), 301 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 163 (1990), 107 (2010).
The amount of land area in Vandalia is 2.571 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vandalia to Washington DC is 530 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 90 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vandalia is positioned 41.91 degrees north of the equator and 85.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Vandalia was an important part of the Underground Railroad System. Visitors to the village will find a memorial plaque concerning the underground railroad. Just south of Vandalia lies Paradise Lake which at one time was a fairly well known resort area for African Americans from Chicago. During its heyday in the 50 and 60's it rivaled Idlewild, Mi. for its beauty and elegance, featuring a pleasant motel and large bar with live entertainment.
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