Southwest Michigan Realtor

By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®

Montgomery, Michigan AKA ‘Frogeye’


I was visiting the small community of Montgomery, Michigan last week to photograph a house for a bank, and came across this sign.  Montgomery is a small community not far from the Indiana State line in Hillsdale County.  According to the 2010 census, the little community has a population of 342.

The area was first settled around 1870 by several farmers: Joshua Dobbs, Israel Sheppard, Enoch Teachout and George Hewitt. When they went to the Hillsdale County Registry to register the town in 1871, then county clerk William R. Montgomery said he would perform the task for nothing if they named the town after him, which they agreed to. It was eventually incorporated as a village in 1906.  Th community also apparently goes by the name of ‘Frogeye’ and host an annual festival by the same name.

Montgomery Michigan

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