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

Greenbush School

 
 
Greenbush School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2018
1. Greenbush School Marker
Inscription. Built in 1870, across from the township hall, Greenbush School is one of Alcona County’s pioneer schools. It remained a part of the Alcona County educational system until 1947. The school began with twenty-five students, kindergarten through eighth grade. During the lumbering era, when Greenbush grew into a settlement of fifteen hundred people, the school served up to sixty students. The building was moved to its present location next to the Township Hall in 1979. A fire hall was built on its original site.

Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Registered Local Site No. 728
Property of the State of Michigan, 1987

 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L728.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 44° 35.169′ N, 83° 19.197′ W. Marker is in Greenbush, Michigan, in Alcona County. Marker is on Campbell Street west of State Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of the street, directly in front of the subject building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5040 Campbell Street, Greenbush MI 48738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Greenbush School Marker (<i>wide view; school building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2018
2. Greenbush School Marker (wide view; school building in background)
At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alcona County Review (approx. 5.1 miles away); Harrisville Depot (approx. 5˝ miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 11˝ miles away).
 
Regarding Greenbush School. Registered Michigan Historic Site (1979)
 
Also see . . .  Greenbush Township, Alcona County, Michigan. In 1862, Morris & McDougal, of New York state, bought government pine timber land and set up lumber operations. The area became known as "McDougal's Landing". Later, William Conklin built a sawmill here, and in about 1867, at the suggestion of an employee from Greenbush, New York, the name was changed. A post office named "Greenbush" opened on May 16, 1870, with James Burton as postmaster. The name of the office was changed to "Perfection" on June 6, 1917, and changed back to Greenbush on January 8, 1921. (Submitted on November 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Greenbush School (<i>front view from Campbell Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2018
3. Greenbush School (front view from Campbell Street)
 
 
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