I know I am sometimes lost in Michigan but I am not that lost to be in Moscow Russia. The town of Moscow Michigan can be found along historic US-12. The first settlers came to the area in 1831 and it was Alonzo Kies who came to the area from Moscow, New York, and gave the town its Russian name. The old railroad depot is now used as a township hall but a historical marker gives some info and reads:
A grand celebration and a baseball game greeted the Michigan and Ohio Railroad when its track reached Moscow on September 4, 1883. This Stick Style station, completed the following month, was “quite an ornament to the place,” according to the Hillsdale Standard. The two-room depot serviced mail, freight, and passengers for the two freight and two passenger trains passing through Moscow each day on the Michigan and Ohio’s Allegan – Toledo line. In 1887 the Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railroad purchased the Michigan and Ohio and its depots. Successive railroad companies maintained the depot until around 1930 when the New York Central closed the line. In 1933 the building became the Moscow Township Hall.
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