Nestled in rolling farmland about 10 miles southeast of Holland, the first settlers arrived in Hamilton in the mid-1800s. Lumbering gave way to farming and milling, and the little town was a rail stop between Allegan and Holland.
Today, Hamilton is home to about 2,000 residents. It remains largely a farming community, producing commodities such as eggs, celery and dog food. The Hamilton Farm Bureau is the area's largest employer.
Conveniently located between Holland, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, many people choose to settle in Hamilton to accommodate jobs in these various cities.