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Ada Township is a General Law Township within Kent County, Michigan. Developed around a fur trading post of the late 18th century, since the 20th century, the township has become an upscale suburb of Grand Rapids. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 13,142. Ada is the corporate home of Alticor and its subsidiary companies Quixtar and Amway.CommunitiesAda also known as Ada Village, is an unincorporated community within the township on M-21 twelve miles east of Grand Rapids. Rix Robinson built a trading post near present-day Ada in 1821 and made the first land purchase here in 1833. A post office was established in 1837. Both the township and village settlement were named for Ada Smith, the daughter of the first postmaster. It was given a station on the Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad (later part of the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway). A plat was recorded in 1857.The Ada ZIP code, 49301, serves most of the township as well as much of eastern Cascade Township to the south, the northwest corner of Lowell Township to the southeast, small areas of western Vergennes Township to the east, the southwest corner of Grattan Township to the northeast, much of southern Cannon Township to the north, and a small area of eastern Grand Rapids Charter Township to the west. In addition to 49301, the Ada ZIP codes 49355, 49356, 49357 are assigned to specific organizations.
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