Marne is an unincorporated community in Wright Township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Township offices are located in the community, which has ZIP code 49435.
Marne is located at 43°02'10?N, 85°49'40?W off exit 23 on Interstate 96, just northeast of Grand Rapids. The community was initially called Berlin because of the many German settlers. It received a post office in 1852 and was platted in 1857. Due to anti-German sentiments during World War I, the name was changed in 1919 to Marne, to honor those soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Marne. However, the name Berlin continues to manifest in many ways, including the Berlin Fairgrounds, and the Berlin Raceway, where Johnny Benson races.
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Berlin RacewayBerlin Raceway, founded in 1950, is a 7/16 mile paved oval and one of the premier short tracks in America. Features Late Model, Super Stock and Sportsman series races April thru Sept. Location and contact information
Donna Dykstra - Sol ProviderTravel agency that specializes in honeymoons and cruises.
Homestead TimbersManufacturer and hand crafter of log home materials.