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A Brief History
The Village of Colon is located in the eastern half of St. Joseph County.  We are a little less than two square miles in area and have close to 1,200 residents.
Colon was established in 1832 by the Schellhous
 brothers when they damned Swan Creek, creating a saw mill. The village was incorporated on January 9, 1904.
We are proudly known as the “Magic Capita
l of the World” and have a rich history of magic. The Great Harry Blackstone Sr. made his home in Colon and is buried here.  Colon is surrounded by water, with Sturgeon (Lower) lake, Palmer lake, and Swan Creek within the Village limits offering numerous recreational opportunities.  During the warm weather months our population swells with cottage and summer home residents.

Business Hours

Monday thru Thursday:  9:00 to 5:00
Friday: 8:00 to 4:00



Colon Community Park Board Forum
7:00pm Wednesday, October 11, 2023
American Legion
122 E. State Street
Colon, MI  49040
The Colon Community Park Board is having a public forum to obtain comments from the Colon Community concerning improvements for the Community Park, Bordner Park and the Veterans Memorial Park.
The board is seeking input from citizens for improve the community parks.
The Public meeting is required to implement the 5 year park board plan, obtain future grants, and comply with DNR requirements.


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