Allainville is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Arnouville-lès-Mantes is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Boinville-en-Mantois is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Boinville-en-Mantois is located 8 km south-east of Mantes-la-Jolie in the Mantois at an approximate altitude of 135m; the commune is bordered by Mézières-sur-Seine et Guerville from the north, Goussonville from the east and by Arnouville-lès-Mantes from the south-west. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Albion is a city in Calhoun County in the south central region of the Lower Peninsula of the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 8,616 at the 2010 census and is part of the Battle Creek Metropolitan Statistical Area. From the time that the earliest English-speaking settlers arrived, the area has been known as The Forks, because it is situated at the confluence of the north and south branches of the Kalamazoo River; the Festival of the Forks has been held annually since 1967 to celebrate Albion's ethnic heritage. The presence of several major manufacturers since the 19th century has given Albion the reputation of a factory town; this has changed with the closure of several manufacturers, Albion's culture is changing to that of a college town with a strong interest in technology and sustainability issues. Albion College is a private liberal arts college with a student population of about 1,250. Albion is a sister city with France; the first European-American settler, Tenney Peabody, arrived in 1833 along with his brother-in-law Charles Blanchard, a young man named Clark Dowling.
Peabody's family followed soon after. In 1835, the Albion Company, a land development company formed by Jesse Crowell, platted a village and Peabody's wife was asked to name the settlement, she considered the name "Peabodyville", but "Albion" was selected instead, after the former residence of Jesse Crowell. Crowell became the first postmaster in 1838. Albion incorporated as a village in 1855 and as a city in 1885. In 1835, Methodist Episcopal settlers established Albion College, known by a few other names before 1861 when the college was authorized to confer four-year degrees on both men and women; the first classes were held in Albion in 1843. The forks of the Kalamazoo River provided power for mills, Albion became a mill town as well as an agricultural market. A railroad line arrived in 1852. In 1973 Albion was named an All-America City by the National Civic League, it celebrated winning the award on May 15, 1974, when the Governor of Michigan, William Milliken, many dignitaries came to town.
However, in 1975 the closure of a major factory cut the celebration short and new challenges were created overnight. Since that time citizens have mobilized, with support from the Albion Community Foundation founded in 1968, the Albion Volunteer Service Organization, founded in the 1980s with support from Albion College, to address the challenge of diminishing economic opportunity. Key to the City Honor Bestowed: 1964: Aunt Jemima visited Albion on January 25. 1960s: Ann Landers was presented with a key upon her visit to Starr Commonwealth for Boys. Albion has a Council-Manager form of government. City residents elect a City Council members from six districts; the council in turn selects a City Manager to handle day-to-day affairs of the city. The mayor is a voting member of the council. Council members staggered every two years. A mayor is elected every two years; the city levies an income tax of 0.5 percent on nonresidents. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.51 square miles, of which 4.41 square miles is land and 0.10 square miles is water.
Albion is positioned 42.24 degrees north of the equator and 84.75 degrees west of the prime meridian. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides daily service to Albion, operating its Wolverine both directions between Chicago and Pontiac, via Detroit. Greyhound Lines provides daily intercity city bus service to Albion between Chicago and Detroit. M. F. K. Fisher, food writer, born in Albion Ada Iddings Gale, author and buried in Albion Frank Joranko, football player and coach for Albion College LaVall Jordan, head men's basketball coach for Butler University, born in Albion Martin Wells Knapp, American Methodist evangelist who founded the Pilgrim Holiness Church and God's Bible School and College, born in Albion. Bill Laswell, jazz bassist, record producer and record label owner. For Ever
Aigremont is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Autouillet is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Bailly is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE