Homer, Michigan, is a village in Calhoun County. The population was 1,668 at the 2010 census.


Milton Barney arrived from Lyons, New York, in 1832 to scout the area and returned that September with his family and workmen to settle on the south bank of the Kalamazoo River.  Soon after Barney hired Osha Wilder to layout the plat for the village of Barneyville.  Barney built a store, a sawmill, and a hotel, and, in 1834 when the post office was registered, the area was renamed Homer after the village in Cortland County, New York, at the request of many of the residents who had moved from there. The village in New York was itself named for the Greek poet, Homer. Homer was incorporated as a village in 1871[1].

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  1. Wikipedia: Homer, Michigan