Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 41.
BERRIEN COUNTY, situated at the southwest corner of Michigan, with Lake Michigan on the west, and watered by St. Joseph and Gallon rivers. Area, 576 square miles. Seat of justice, Berrien Spring. Pop. in 1830, 325; in 1840, 5,011; in 1850, 11,417.