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Montague, Michigan
Location of Montague within Muskegon County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Muskegon
 • Mayor Kevin Erb
 • Total 3.27 sq mi (8.47 km2)
 • Land 2.56 sq mi (6.63 km2)
 • Water 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,361
 • Estimate (2012) 2,343
 • Density 922.3/sq mi (356.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49437
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-55100
GNIS feature ID 1620880
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Packing Options
  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Montague MI 49437
Efficient . Professional.
The two young gentleman were here most of the day in a very busy small office environment. They were polite and at times so quiet while working we forgot they were here.
October 30, 2014
Great Moving Experience!
I used Rose Moving out of Belleville for my move to Texas.  I can say this was a great move from start to finish.  No complaints from me, and I am a very fussy person.  Would definetly use again.  5 stars!

P.S. Tawny was great to work with in the office.
January 16, 2013
I highly recommend them for your move.
I moved household items with Rose Moving and storage twice before.  They moved items from Michigan to Phoenix and then back again 5 years later.  There was not even a hint of any "event".  No breakage, no lost items, no nothing.  A  perfectly uneventful move, just the way they should be.

In August, 2010 I contacted Rose Moving (Jim Stafford) regarding a move from Auburn Hills, Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada.  You see, I used a competitor to move me out of my home in Rochester, MI into storage.  I was not happy with Corrigan as they quoted 17,000lbs and ended up 23,000lbs & they broke a chandelier and then denied the repair claim.

I contacted Jim and he was incredibly informative and low key with me.  He explained all I needed to know in order to feel comfortable about moving my goods out of a competitors storage facility.  He took the time to follow up with me numerous times over the 7 months of being in storage and to "teach" me some of the ins and outs of moving and storage.

Come time to actually do the move, Jim provided me a firm quote to move me to LV that was less expensive, would assign a "master mover" to my move, and would personally oversee the unpack and load of my belongings out of a competitors storage.  Really, who could do more?  Have you ever heard of a mover providing a FIRM, not to exceed quote?

At the last moment, due to our inability to return to Michigan to supervise the unload from storage and load to Allied truck (a requirement of Corrigan Moving), we were unable to use Jim and Rose Moving.

I  highly recommend them for your move.   It was a mistake for me to get involved with a moving company other than Jim Stafford and Rose Moving and Storage.
March 28, 2012
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Montague (Get Movers Quote for Montague, MI) is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,361 at the 2010 census. The city is located within Montague (Montague, MI Moving), but is politically independent.

The Montague ZIP code 49437 also serves all of Montague Township and White River (White River, MI Moving Company), as well as a small portions of Whitehall Township and Blue Lake Township in Muskegon County and parts of Claybanks Township and Grant Township in Oceana County.

History and culture

Noah Ferry, who named the city in honor of his father, William Montague Ferry, founded the city. William Ferry founded the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg in neighboring Ottawa (Ottawa, MI Movers). Ferry Church, built in 1874, is named in honor of Noah Ferry, who died fighting for the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

At one time, Ferry Street, also named for the founder, was the main street through town. It was named for him because the city's post office operated on that street since its establishment in 1867, and Ferry was instrumental in getting a post office in the city. Although city hall, the city’s new post office (constructed in 2005), and a handful of businesses still operate on Ferry, Dowling (Dowling, MI Relocation) Street has become the city's main fairway because of its eventual connection to neighboring communities and U.S. Highway 31.

Montague is home to the "World's Largest Working Weathervane" which was constructed in part by local manufacturer Whitehall Metal Studios. The weathervane is topped by the Ella Ellenwood, a lumbering Schooner that frequented White Lake (White Lake, Michigan Moving Company) transporting lumber from Montague to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ship became infamous after it sank in a storm in 1901, and the wooden nameplate of the schooner floated back to the shores of the City of Montague, where it was found in 1902. Many people believed that the boat was coming home, and as a result the ship is frequently associated with the city.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.27 square miles (8.47 km2), of which, 2.56 square miles (6.63 km2) is land and 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) is water.

The city is at the southern end of the Hart-Montague (Get Moves Estimate for Montague, MI) Trail, a paved cycling and multiuse trail which attracts visitors during the warm months to Montague (Get Move Estimate for Montague, MI), Hart, and the small towns and business in between.

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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,361 people, 1,006 households, and 643 families residing in the city. The population density was 922.3 inhabitants per square mile (356.1 /km2). There were 1,182 housing units at an average density of 461.7 per square mile (178.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.6% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 1,006 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 39.9 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there are 2,407 people, 990 households, and 667 families residing in the city. The population density is 905.1 per square mile (349.4/km²). There are 1,075 housing units at an average density of 404.3 per square mile (156.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.17% White, 0.37% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 2.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 990 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% are non-families. 28.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $40,677, and the median income for a family is $49,185. Males have a median income of $37,389 versus $25,282 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,238. 9.5% of the population and 6.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.1% of those under the age of 18 and 9.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Montague Area Public Schools (MAPS) is the local school district for the city of Montague. Three of the districts five schools are located in the city, Montague High School, Nellie B. Chisholm (NBC) Middle School, and R.R. Oherli (RRO) Elementary School. The districts other two schools, Oceana High School and Rothbury Elementary are located in the Village of Rothbury, Michigan. The district serves students of both Muskegon (Muskegon, MI Mover Reviews) and Oceana County. This arrangement exists after voters living in the tiny district of Rothbury Public Schools agreed to merge with the slightly large district of Montague Public Schools. This merger of the two districts occurring in the 1950s to increase efficiency and decrease costs for both communities, led to the formation of "Montague Area Public Schools".

The district serves students living in the Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan Movers) communities of the city of Montague, as well as Montague and White River townships. In addition it serves students living in parts of Whitehall and Blue Lake townships. The district also serves students living in the Oceana County communities of the Village of Rothbury and Otto Township. In addition it serves students living in parts of New Era, Michigan. Also, the district is a member of the "Muskegon (Muskegon, MI Mover Reviews) School of Choice" program; the district can serve anyone living in Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan Relocation Companies). The district has increased enrollment slightly from the program, but has limited growth in the past because the rural district has limited capacity for new enrollees.

The city of Montague is also the home of Saint James Catholic School. The small parochial school serves grades K-5 and has roughly 100 students. It serves students living in the Montague Area Public School District, as well as the Whitehall District Schools. The school shares busing with both districts, and dropped the sixth grade a few years after adding Kindergarten. Recently, White Lake (White Lake, Michigan Mover Reviews) Baptist Academy (grades K-12) and Mouth School (grades K-8) closed because of dwindling enrollment.


Montague (Get Moving Prices for Montague, MI) has a successful football team, The Wildcats, that have won districts 5 years in a row, won regionals 4 years, appeared in the state semi-finals for 4 consecutive years, and won its first state championship in 2008 under head coach of 5 years Pat Collins, who was the former quarterback of the 1992 Montague (Get Moves Prices for Montague, MI) football team, which also made an appearance in the state finals. In 2008 the Montague (Get Move Quote for Montague, MI) Wildcats football team won the Division 6 state championship over the Leslie Blackhawks 41-20.

The team also won its second straight Division 6 state title in 2009 with a 24-21 victory over the Monroe (Monroe, MI Moving Companies) St. Mary's Catholic Central Falcons.

Notable residents

  • Nancy Fleming, Miss America 1961, is from Montague (Get Move Estimate for Montague, MI).
  • Ira Flagstead, (September 22, 1893 – March 13, 1940) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played thirteen seasons in the American and National League with the Detroit Tigers (1917–1923), Boston Red Sox (1923–1929), Washington (Washington, MI Mover Reviews) Senators (1929), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–1930). In 1218 career games, Flagstead batted .290 with a .407 on base percentage, 1202 hits, 644 runs scored, 262 doubles, 50 triples, 40 home runs, 467 walks, and 71 stolen bases. Flagstead was selected as one of the "Top 100 Red Sox" of all time, placing at #97. Rose Moving & Storage 41775 Ecorse Rd Ste 190, Belleville, MI 48111 (800) 521-2220 (734) 957-1208 Rose Moving & Storage | 41775 Ecorse Rd Ste 190, Belleville, MI 48111 (734) 957-8000 (734) 957-1208 | Ph (800) 521-2220 | Fax (734) 957-1208 | US DOT # 076235 | Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved