City of Niles

Welcome to the City of Niles in Southwest Michigan
Also known as the "City of Four Flags", Niles is the largest city in the Southwestern Alliance area and there is always a lot going on!  This high quality hometown is also a popular destination for arts and antique lovers, history buffs, and fans of all the festivals including the Bensidoun French Market, Applefest, Hunter Ice Festival, Arts in Motion, and much, much more.
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These links will provide you with all the calendars, information, and contact numbers to find out what's going on in Niles!

These People, Places and Things are from Southwestern Alliance's
"Celebrity Series" on Facebook and Twitter

# 2 of our series: Niles, Michigan is the hometown of Tommy James, of Tommy James and The Shondells, Check out the Youtube video below to see one of their hits!!!


#5 Jake Cinninger from Niles, Michigan is a lead guitarist for Umphrey’s McGee.Check out the video!
#6 Aaron Montgomery Ward - founder of Montgomery Wards, the world’s first mail-order business, lived in Niles.  


#7 Ring Lardner was a sports columnist and short story writer from Niles.

#8 Thomas Fitzgerald a former Michigan Senator lived in Niles, Michigan and is interred at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, Michigan.


#9 Brothers Horace Elgin and John Francis Dodge hailed from Niles, Michigan and eventually went on to co-found Dodge Brothers Automobile, currently a branch of the Chrysler Corporation.
#24 Dave Schmidt, a former MLB pitcher was born in Niles, Michigan.
This page last updated on 11/24/2014.
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