Delton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the northwest part of the township centered around the junction of M-43 and E Orchard Street at 42°29′59″N 85°24′29″W.
The Delton ZIP code, 49046, serves most of the northern part of the township as well as portions of Johnstown Township to the east, Hope Township to the north, Orangeville Township to the northwest, Prairieville Township to the west. A small portion of southeastern Yankee Springs Township to the north of Orangeville Township is also served by the Delton ZIP code. A post office was first requested under the name “Dellstown”, but was established as Delton in May 1877.
Hickory Corners is an unincorporated community and census-designated place approximately 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Battle Creek and about 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Kalamazoo at 42°26′29″N 85°22′32″W.
The Gilmore Car Museum is located in Hickory Corners. The Hickory Corners ZIP code, 49060, serves most of the southern portion of the township as well as portions of Prairieville Township to the west and Ross Township to the south in Calhoun County. The first settler, the Rev. Moses Lawrence, built his home in 1834 on the shore of Lawrence Lake about a half mile from the present town. In 1837, surveyors found a large hickory tree in the center of section 28, from which the settlement took its name. Solomon C. Hall built the first house in the town and became the first postmaster in July 1844.
The city of Battle Creek is to the southeast, and the Battle Creek ZIP code, 49017, serves the southeast corner of Barry Township.
Geography & Demographics
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 34.4 square miles (89.2 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), or 5.69%, is water.
Barry Township is a civil township of Barry County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 3,378.
Delton Kellogg Schools
The district serves families in Allegan and Barry Counties encompassing 114 square miles. Delton Kellogg has one elementary school, middle school, high school and alternative high school located on the same campus overlooking crooked lake. It also has one alternative high school/adult education program located on the campus of Michigan Career and Technical Institute.
Delton Kellogg Schools
327 N. Grove St.
Delton, MI 49046