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Hanover in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hitching Post

 
 
Hitching Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2020
1. Hitching Post Marker
Inscription.  This horse hitching post came from the pioneer family estate of Wells & Mary Dew of Hanover.

Wells Dew was active in the financing and development of Hanover and also took an interest in politics.

Their daughter Edith was County School Commissioner for Jackson County, She gave the post to Fred Savage relative her mothers sister, Jane Rogers-Mitchel.

Fred and Velma Savage donated the post to the Historical Society. He believes that the hitching post was at Stoney Point at one time.

The original hitching post at the Hanover High School was located approximately where the Museum sign is it the front yard.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 6.1′ N, 84° 32.842′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on Fairview Road south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Fairview Rd is one-way running south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover MI 49241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover High School / Hanover-Horton Schools (within shouting

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distance of this marker); Hanover-Horton Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); James Orsemus Bibbins and Lovisa Storm Bibbins (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wellman General Store (approx. 3.6 miles away); Horton Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Michigan and Ohio Railroad Depot (approx. 4 miles away); Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor (approx. 6.2 miles away); Free-Will Baptist College (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
Hitching Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2020
2. Hitching Post Marker
Hitching Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2020
3. Hitching Post Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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