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Walker

Kent County,

Michigan

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49544

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Walker is approximately 21,842 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 9,201 (2000).

The amount of land area in Walker is 65.153 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Walker is 26 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.717 sq kilometers.
The distance from Walker to Washington DC is 555 miles. The distance to the Michigan state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Walker is positioned 42.98 degrees north of the equator and 85.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Location

Walker location: northwest of Grand Rapids in western Michigan.

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Geography

The geography for Walker is rolling farm land. The Grand River is on the eastern border

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History & History Related Items

Walker history:

The township of Walker became official on 30 December 1837, but settlers had actually come earlier that same year. The first settlers were Samuel and Lydia White who came from Canada. The town became a city when it was incorporated on 8 November 1962.

The actual naming of Walker is not truly known though it is believed the town was named for Charles I. Walker who was active in the early settlements on both sides of the river. No one is entirely sure because most records were destroyed when a fire roared through in the mid-1800's.

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Today, a growing City of Walker has a population of approximately 22,000 people covering 26 square miles of superior commercial, residential, and agricultural space in which to grow

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