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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scottville in Mason County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Scottville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2017
1. Scottville Marker
Inscription.  White settlers came to this area around 1860. In 1876 a station on the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad opened. In 1879, James Sweetland built a sawmill adjacent to the railroad, which precipitated the establishment of a post office for the community of Sweetland. He sold the mill a year later to the firm of Crowley and Scott. Sweetland was informally known as Mason Center because of its location at the county's geographical center. In 1882, Hiram Scott and Charles Blain platted the village. According to legend, the men determined the name of the village with the toss of a coin. Scott won the toss and named the village Scottville. Charles Blain named the streets, the first of which were Blain, Crowley, State and Main. Scottville was incorporated as a village in 1889 and as a city in 1907. Today Scottville remains the agricultural center of Mason County.
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History   Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1677.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In
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addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 43° 57.256′ N, 86° 16.778′ W. Marker is in Scottville, Michigan, in Mason County. Marker is on South Main Street near U.S. 10, on the right when traveling south. Marker is about 215 feet south of State Street (U.S. 10). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Main Street, Scottville MI 49454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swedish Lutheran Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Mason County Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away); Mason County / Mason County Courthouse (approx. 8.2 miles away); Boy and Girl Under the Umbrella (approx. 8˝ miles away); First Mason County Courthouse (approx. 8˝ miles away); S.S. Badger / Ludington Car Ferries (approx. 8˝ miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 9 miles away).
Scottville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2017
2. Scottville Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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