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Near Dexter in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hudson Mills

Registered Michigan Historic Site

 
 
Hudson Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 24, 2019
1. Hudson Mills Marker
Inscription.  This hamlet developed around the mills which were located here to utilize the great water power of the Huron River. Cornelius Osterhout built a sawmill here about 1827, followed in 1846 by a gristmill in which three men produced six thousand barrels of flour a year. Later a cider mill and plaster mill became part of the complex. In 1882 a wood pulp producer, the Birkett Manufacturing Co., acquired the mill property. Across the Huron the remains of the Birkett mill and dam are still visible.
 
Erected 1971 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L110.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 42° 23.156′ N, 83° 54.688′ W. Marker is near Dexter, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is in Hudson Mills Metropark near the parking lot near the Hudson River and North Territorial Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8801 North Territorial Road, Dexter MI 48130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Joel Seewald, August 24, 2019
2. Hudson Mills Marker
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5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Mill Creek Dam (approx. 3.4 miles away); Frederick Pelham: Bridge Engineer (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dexter Depot / Track Pans (approx. 3˝ miles away); Alice Frances House•Library (approx. 3˝ miles away); Dexter Area Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Forest Lawn Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Webster Township Hall (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dexter.
 
Huron River image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 24, 2019
3. Huron River
View of the Huron River near the marker. The bridge is North Territorial Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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