213 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Big Rapids is a city and the county seat of Mecosta County, Michigan The population was 10,601 at the 2010 census. . The city is located within Big Rapids Township, but it is politically independent. Big Rapids is home of the main campus of Ferris State University, a four-year public university, well known for its College of Pharmacy and the Michigan College of Optometry, as well as its NCAA Division I hockey team, the Bulldogs, and their Division II football and basketball teams. == History == Big Rapids was settled in 1855 by brothers George and Zera French. It became the seat of Mecosta County in 1859.