Perry in Shiawassee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Woodhull Township Hall / Shaftsburg School
Woodhull Township Hall. Woodhull Township was organized in 1838 and named for brothers John and Josephus Woodhull, who had begun purchasing land in this area in 1837. In 1895 the township built a hall northeast of here. By the 1960s, the building was too small for the government´s needs. In 1962 the township bought this two-room school from Woodhull Township School District Number Six and moved the township offices here, while the school moved to a larger building. Later, the wall between the former classrooms was moved to create a small office and larger meeting space. In 2000 an addition was built on the rear of the hall for new offices. The interior of the original building was converted into a single room for meetings and such community events as parties, musical performances and reunions.
Shaftsburg School. John Peter Shaft founded the village of Shaftsburg. Lyman Mason platted it in 1876 on lands owned by the Shaft family. Other families lived on nearby farms. During harvest, children aided their parents with the farmwork. When they were not needed at home, most children attended a one-room school about a
Erected 2016 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan History Center. (Marker Number L2288.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 42° 48.274′ N, 84° 17.854′ W. Marker is in Perry, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Marker is on West Beard Road, 0.3 miles west of Shaftsburg Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7315 W Beard Rd, Perry MI 48872, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reference Mark for Michigan Center of Population (approx. 0.7 miles away); Williamston Center United Methodist ChurchSaint Mary's Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Haslett (approx. 6.6 miles away); St. Katherine's Chapel (approx. 6.9 miles away); Grand River Trail (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bath School Disaster (approx. 7.8 miles away); Pioneer Living (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.