Benton Harbor, Michigan
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Benton Harbor is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. State of Michigan.
The population was 11,182 at time of the 2000 census. It is the lesser populated of the two
principal cities included in the Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area.
It is the administrative home of Whirlpool Corporation which acquired the Maytag Corporation in 2006,
making it the world's largest producer of home appliances.
Sites of interest are Shiloh House, built in 1910 served as the administration building and men's dormitory
for the House of David colony, a communal religious group; Morton House (on Morton Hill) built in 1849 by
Eleazar Morton, which now houses a museum; nearby Sarett Nature Center, a 300-acre wildlife sanctuary
which offers trails, an interpretative building, and classes, and Jean Klock Beach Park on Lake Michigan.
Near Benton Harbor is a large fruit market which replaced the prior fruit market located in the "flats" area
of Benton Harbor which was torn down during an urban renewal project during the 1960's.
Benton Harbor and the City of St. Joseph (which is located across the St. Joseph River) are known locally
as the "Twin Cities."
Fair Plain and Benton Heights are unincorporated areas adjacent to Benton Harbor.
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