The purpose of the Hillsdale County Historical Society is to preserve, advance and disseminate knowledge of the history of
Hillsdale County, MI.
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In 1827 Moses and Mary Allen and their children were the first white people to settle in Hillsdale County, MI where they established a cordial relationship with the local Potawatomi tribe, led by Chief Baw Beese.
With the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, an easier journey to Michigan Territory became possible. White settlers moved to the "west," and Hillsdale County was established.