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

Otsego County

 
 
Otsego County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 8, 2010
1. Otsego County Marker
Inscription. First named Okkuddo when it was set off in 1840, this county was renamed Otsego in 1843 after a New York county and lake of that name. It is said to mean "clear water." Settlement did not begin until the late 1860's when lumbering was started. Otsego Lake, the first village, was founded in 1872 and became county seat in 1875 when the county was organized. Gaylord was settled in 1874 and named county seat in 1877. Farming and the tourist industry are now the chief businesses.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 219.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 1.635′ N, 84° 40.597′ 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. Gaylord, Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker); First Congregational Church
Otsego County Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 8, 2010
2. Otsego County Building
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary's Catholic Church (about 700 feet away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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