Westphalia Real Estate Listings and Information
Westphalia is a village in Clinton County in the U.S. State of Michigan. As of the 2000 Census, the village population was 876. There were 342 households, and 251 families residing in the village. The village is within Westphalia Township in the Western portion of Clinton County about 8 miles north of Interstate 96 on county roads and about 25 miles northwest of Lansing.
Westphalia was founded in 1836 by a group of German settlers and was named after the province of Westphalia in Germany. Emigrants to Westphalia came from almost every state of present day Western Germany. Early settlers came from Bavaria and the Sauerland, but later settlers came from all over Germany, as well as Poland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Ireland. Most were from the middle-class who had acquired a trade of some sort, such as blacksmithing, masonry, carpentry or shoemaking.
The school district is part of the Pewamo-Westphalia Community School District includes the agricultural communities of Pewamo, Matherton and Westphalia, and is located on 75 Square miles of farmland in Clinton and Ionia Counties. The school district has a long history of success in academic, athletics, and fine arts for all students.
Much of the recreational activity in Westphalia centers around Dan Droste Memorial Park located on West Main Street. The park offers a softball field, horseshoe pits, playground equipment, picnic facilities, restrooms, barbeque area, three pavilions which can be rented for family reunions and other activities, plenty of open green space and shady escapes. It’s a great place to have your next family gathering, watch a softball game, take the kids to play, read a book, or just relax and enjoy the serenity.