Grand Haven in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ottawa County Court House
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 43° 3.745′ N, 86° 13.636′ W. Marker is in Grand Haven, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker can be reached from Washington Avenue east of South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located directly in front of the subject Ottawa County Court House, beside the staircase, just to the left of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Central Park (within shouting distance of this marker); First Reformed Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Akeley Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Trunk Western Standard Coaling Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grand Trunk Western, Wood Caboose No. 77915 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Trunk Western Bridge Approach Signal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pere Marquette Caboose No. A-986 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
Also see . . . Rev William Montague Ferry (Find-a-Grave). In the summer of 1834 he had made a circuit of Lake Michigan and reached his future home by hiking across the peninsula from Detroit and down the Grand River. He drew a Plat of the City of Grand Haven, dated September, 1834, showing the city east to Fourth Street. William engaged in the lumber business at Grand Haven and became a wealthy man. From 1835 to 1853 he was Postmaster. Rev. Ferry was the Father of Grand Haven as well as its spiritual and moral leader for nearly a half century. (Submitted on July 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.