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

Governor Parsons

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2018
1. Governor Parsons Marker
Inscription.  Andrew Parsons was born in Hoosick, New York, in 1817. In 1836, he settled in Shiawassee County and at the age of nineteen was elected the first county clerk. After holding a number of county and state offices, Parsons in 1852 became a regent of the University of Michigan. The same year he was elected lieutenant-governor, and became acting governor in March, 1853, upon the resignation of Governor Robert McClelland. The formation of the Republican party in 1854 badly split the Democratic forces and perhaps accounted for Parsons' failure to receive the gubernatorial nomination. Instead, Parsons was elected to the state legislature from Shiawassee County. He fell ill during the legislative session of 1855 and returned to Corunna, where he died on June 6, 1855.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S295.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 58.604′ 
Governor Parsons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2018
2. Governor Parsons Marker
N, 84° 6.847′ W. Marker is in Corunna, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Marker is at the intersection of East McNeil Street (State Highway 71) and South Comstock Street, on the left when traveling west on East McNeil Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 East McNeil Street, Corunna MI 48817, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corunna Public Schools / Shiawassee Street School (approx. ¼ mile away); First National Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shiawassee County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hugh McCurdy / Hugh McCurdy Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Steam Railroading Institute (approx. 3.1 miles away); Maple River (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Site of the First School House in Owosso (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Congregational Church and Society (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corunna.
 
Also see . . .  Andrew Parsons. (Submitted on June 25, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
<i>Governor Andrew Parsons</i> image. Click for full size.
"Portrait and biographical album of Calhoun county, Michigan", courtesy Bentley Historical Library, circa 1853
3. Governor Andrew Parsons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   3. submitted on June 25, 2018.
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