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

Kalamazoo College

 
 
Kalamazoo College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2014
1. Kalamazoo College Marker
Inscription. The first classroom building for the Michigan and Huron Institute, now Kalamazoo College, was erected on this site between June and September of 1836. The charter bill for the school had been introduced in the Michigan Territorial Legislative Council on January 18, 1833, and signed into law by Governor George B. Porter on April 22, 1833. Village pledges supplied funds for the two-story frame classroom structure, which was the start of Michigan’s first church-related college.
 
Erected 1983 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S101.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.167′ N, 85° 35.365′ W. Marker is in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Westnedge Avenue (State Highway 331) and W. Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south on S. Westnedge Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kalamazoo MI 49007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kalamazoo School Case (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Women's Club in Michigan (approx. ¼ mile away); South Street Historic District
Kalamazoo College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2014
2. Kalamazoo College Marker
At the southeast corner of the intersection
of S. Westnedge Avenue (M-331 South) and W. Walnut Street
(approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln at Kalamazoo (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Epaphroditus Ransom (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's August 1856 Speech in Kalamazoo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish War Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kalamazoo.
 
Also see . . .  Kalamazoo College - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 18, 2014.)
 
Categories. Education
 
First Site of Kalamazoo College image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 30, 2014
3. First Site of Kalamazoo College
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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