“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
White Pigeon in Saint Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

U.S. Land Survey Office

U.S. Land Survey Office Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, November 19, 2012
1. U.S. Land Survey Office Marker
Inscription. Signed on August 29, 1821, the Treaty of Chicago resulted in the Potawatomi and other tribes in southwestern Michigan Territory turning over their lands to the federal government. In 1831, after the land was surveyed, the government opened this office in White Pigeon, one of the largest towns in the western Michigan Territory. Between 1831 and 1834, some 260,000 acres of land were sold from this office at $1.25 per acre. This is the oldest land office remaining in Michigan, and one of only a few left in what was the Northwest Territory. The building was restored by the St. Joseph County Historical Society. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1999 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1205.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 41° 47.879′ N, 85° 38.635′ W. Marker is in White Pigeon, Michigan, in Saint Joseph County. Marker is at the intersection of West Chicago Road (U.S. 12) and South Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on West Chicago Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 W Chicago Rd, White Pigeon MI 49099, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
U.S. Land Survey Office Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, November 19, 2012
2. U.S. Land Survey Office
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conveying Michigan (here, next to this marker); Chief Wahbememe Burial Site (approx. one mile away); In Memory of Wahbememe (approx. one mile away); White Pigeon Fallen Soldiers Memorial (approx. one mile away); Constantine Tribute to Veterans of All Wars (approx. 3 miles away); Constantine Civil War Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Constantine United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); William Meek (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in White Pigeon.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
U.S. Land Survey Office Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, November 1, 2012
3. U.S. Land Survey Office
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 336 times since then. Last updated on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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