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Gaylord in Otsego County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gaylord, Michigan

 
 
Gaylord, Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 8, 2010
1. Gaylord, Michigan Marker
Inscription. Settled in the year 1874 by the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad, the new community was named for Augustine Smith Gaylord, an attorney for the railroad. Born in Jefferson, Ohio in 1831, he started the Saginaw Public School System in 1851. He became a lawyer in 1856 and was appointed to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1862. In 1875, he was appointed to serve as an attorney in the Department of the Interior during the term of President Grant. He died in Saginaw in 1877.
 
Erected by Otsago County.
 
Location. 45° 1.635′ N, 84° 40.567′ W. Marker is in Gaylord, Michigan, in Otsego County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 32) and South Otsego Avenue (Business Interstate 75), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 West Main Street, Gaylord MI 49735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Otsego County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Congregational Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary's Catholic Church (about 700 feet away).
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Otsego County Building and Gaylord, Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 8, 2010
2. Otsego County Building and Gaylord, Michigan Marker
Picture taken from the east looking west along West Main Street.
Sister City Plaque and Otsego County Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 8, 2010
3. Sister City Plaque and Otsego County Building
The Sister City Plaque, at the corner of West Main Street and South Otsego Avenue, reads:
To the citizens of our sister city
Gaylord, Michigan
From the citizens of
Pontresina,
Switzerland
"Friendship, like Alpine Stone, lasts forever".
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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