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Grosse Ile in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Angus Keith House

 
 
Angus Keith House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
1. Angus Keith House Marker
Inscription.  Angus Keith (1819-1899), a Great Lakes steamship captain, was born on Grosse Ile. In 1850 he purchased this property and later built this house. In 1858, Keith married Isabella Norvell, the daughter of John Norvell, who was one of Michigan's original U.S. senators. Keith's father, William Keith, commanded both naval and merchant ships. Angus Keith sailed the lakes for forty years and operated commercial vessels including lumber carriers for the Peshtigo Lumber Company.
 
Erected 1991 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1693.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 42° 9.83′ N, 83° 9.602′ W. Marker is in Grosse Ile, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Horsemill Road and Keith Road, on the left when traveling east on Horsemill Road. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 9510 Horsemill Road, Grosse Ile MI 48138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eighteenth-Century Grist Mill Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Rucker-Stanton House (approx. one mile away); Mansion House and Survey Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wagstaff-Duddleston Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Trenton High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Nike Ajax Missile Base (approx. 1.9 miles away); Riverview Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Ile.
 
Angus Keith House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
2. Angus Keith House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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