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Jacksonburg Public Square

 
 
Jacksonburg Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 31, 2012
1. Jacksonburg Public Square Marker
Inscription. On March 30, 1830, a commission appointed to choose Jackson County's seat of government reported: "A territorial road, call the St. Joseph's road, was last winter laid.... Where this road crosses the Grand river... a flourishing village is commenced." Named Jacksonburg, the village was surveyed and platted that year. Residents proclaimed the town the future site of the new state capital. The plat included a public square at the intersection of Jackson Street and the Territorial Road (present-day Michigan Avenue). By 1880s the square was a bustling business district comprising the county courthouse, the First Congregational Church and three commercial blocks, including the Blackwell Building, now known as the Old Post Office.
 
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1852.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.876′ N, 84° 24.503′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street and West Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Jackson Street. Click for map. Located in northeast corner of Bucky
Jacksonburg Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 31, 2012
2. Jacksonburg Public Square Marker
Harris Park. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MI 49201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Horace Ismon / Ismon Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (approx. mile away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Blair (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Jacksonburg Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 31, 2012
3. Jacksonburg Public Square Marker
Jacksonburg Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 31, 2012
4. Jacksonburg Public Square Marker
Jacksonburg Public Square and Bucky Harris Park image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 31, 2012
5. Jacksonburg Public Square and Bucky Harris Park
Looking southeast from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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