Walker is located in Kent County on the northwestern city limits of Grand Rapids along Highway 11 near the Grand River. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 19,813, an increase of 2,534 since 1990.
Walker is part of the Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Michigan metro area.
Walker was first named Indian Creek, after a local stream, when it was originally settled in 1836 by the Samuel White and Jessie Smith families from Canada. It was re-named Walker after the township in 1884 when a post office and train depot were built as a result of the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee RR building a line through the area.
Today, Walker is primarily a tourist location with great shopping areas in the Alpine Ave. area just north of I-96 and Standale.
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