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Blissfield is a village in Lenawee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,340 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Blissfield Township. The Blissfield post office first opened March 28, 1828. Hervey Bliss, who was the first white settler in 1824 and for whom the town is named, was the first postmaster.HistoryDuring World War II, 16 German POWs, who were working on a sugar beet farm near Blissfield, were killed in an accident when their truck collided with a train as they were returning to Fort Custer. They are now buried at Fort Custer National Cemetery where they, along with ten of their comrades, remain the only members of another nation's armed forces who are buried in a US National Cemetery.According to local legend, Blissfield was home to the first set of Triple Bridges in the world. These three bridges stood directly next to each other and crossed the River Raisin to accommodate train and vehicular travel. Throughout time, the two vehicular bridges were replaced with one. Recently though, a pedestrian bridge was erected to restore the heritage of the Triple Bridges.In September–October 2014 Blissfield's village hall was moved to a former Key Bank location in the business district of the village. It is now two doors down from the Township offices. The police task force was also moved with it as well.Blissfield High School is the home of the Royals. The baseball team has won seven state titles, while the girls volleyball team won their first state title in 2005.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.30sqmi, of which 2.24sqmi is land and 0.06sqmi is water.
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