Fallasburg, Michigan, is a historic village about 20 miles east of Grand Rapids. Founded by John Wesley Fallas on the Flat River in 1839, Fallasburg was the home of a sawmill and chair factory, both long since gone. Today, a few houses, a barn, and a covered bridge are all that is left of Fallasburg.  The covered bridge, whose 100 feet span the Flat River, was built in 1871.