The Old 1858 General Store in Prairieville
Prairieville is the type of town it sounds like: rooted, secluded, and sleepy.
It's located along a half-mile strip of S. Norris Rd, between Delton Rd. and W. Pine Lake Rd. in Barry County.
Traveling down that short, half-mile strip, you'll be smack within Prairieville, with its old homes and structures. The old general store opened in 1858 and still stands along the road. The cemetery is north of town; there's also the church, township hall, and a couple of other former storefronts that have been converted into homes.
1) Prairieville started out in the early-mid 1800's as "Barry".
2) In 1836, a mission school from Grand Rapids was moved to Prairieville.
3) In the 1850's the town was home of the Barry County Fair.
It's worth the drive just to visit the old general store. Put this stop on your Michigan roadtrip itinerary!