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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Van Buren County Courthouse in Paw Paw

The village of Paw Paw is the county seat of Van Buren. Their courthouse, dating back to 1901, has been listed on the National Register for Historic Places. The architect from Jackson, Claire Allen, also did Chelsea's famous clock tower. Named for the paw paw trees that were plentiful here, Paw Paw is also the hometown of former Detroit Tiger, Charlie Maxwell, who still resides here. His nickname was Old Paw Paw.

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