Our History

Since there is limited printed information available concerning the history of our budding little metropolis, I have excerpted much from the local publication “Reflections in the Pond” By the Concord Heritage Association, circa 1976. It is a lengthy document, full of interesting tidbits on the life and times of our residents from the settlement days of 1831 – 36 through to the 1970’s when the book was written. I found the tales of the families, farms, business enterprises, Church histories and the scores of societies and volunteer organizations fascinating, and I’m sure you will too!

Of course, I am always looking for new and better historical information on the Concord area, so if you can contribute something to this discussion, I would be deeply grateful for your contact. Just link to me at your convenience through this website, my thanks in advance!

Reflections in the Pond



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1 Comment

  1. Doug McKnight on January 1, 2020 at 10:54 am

    We used to live in Concord. My dad was the minister at the Universalist Church from 1962 to 1967. I graduated from high school in 63 and Graduated fromwestern Michigan University in 68. We love Concord! Mom and dad moved to Brownsville Texas due to his age and the severity of the Concord winters .
    We moved to Concord from the Los Angeles California area. It was my senior year and for the first time in my life had many good friends. Thank God he move me back to the Midwest from California!

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