Several famous people are associated with these Ionia County historic places including William H. VanderHeyden and Alvah N. Belding.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Ionia County places including Gibbs,David W.,& Co., Clare Allen, Allen,Frank P.,& Son, Orry Waterbury, Capt. Lucias Mills, Capt. Lucius Mills, Williamson & Crow and Baruch G. Cooley. Prominent architectural styles found in Ionia Country are Italianate, Greek Revival and Classical Revival.