Owosso in Shiawassee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The First House in Owosso
This boulder marks the site of the first house in Owosso. Built by John D. Overton and David VanWormer. 1835
Mrs. Mary E. Overton Shout, of Corunna, was a baby, living here then. Her brother Nathaniel B. Overton, son of John D. and Mary Ann Overton was born here September 13, 1837 and was the first white child born in Owosso. He enlisted in the Civil War at Corunna, in the 16th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and died at Gaines Hill, Virginia, June 27, 1862.
Erected 1921 by Shiawassee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1862.
Location. 42° 59.845′ N, 84° 10.46′ W. Marker is in Owosso, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Memorial is on West Main Street (State Highway 21) east of Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is next to the bridge over the Shiawassee River. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey (here, next to this marker); Walk of History (within shouting distance of this marker); Comstock Cabin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Elias Comstock (about 700 feet away); Curwood Castle (about 800 feet away); The Studio of James Oliver Curwood (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Curwood Castle (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church and Society (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owosso.
Also see . . .
1. 16th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment. (Submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Battle of Gaines's Mill. (Submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.