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Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Calhoun County Fair

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. Calhoun County Fair Marker
Inscription.  First held in 1839, the Calhoun County Fair has continued to this day as one of Michigan’s foremost agricultural attractions. Floral Hall, the oldest building on the fairgrounds, was constructed in 1860 in the then-popular octagon style. The wings were added at later dates. Designed originally for the display of flowers and farm produce, the building still plays a major role at one of the state’s oldest county fairs.
 
Erected 1972 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0196.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 42° 15.954′ N, 84° 57.126′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Maple Street, on the left when traveling south on Maple Street. Located just outside the main entrance to the fairgrounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 Fair St, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Calhoun County Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. Calhoun County Fair Marker
Fairgrounds main entrance
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walking distance of this marker. Capitol Hill School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor's Mansion (about 600 feet away); Ketchum Park (about 700 feet away); Horace Perrin / Perrinville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gauss Ice House / Ice Harvesting (approx. ¼ mile away); Oliver C. Comstock Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sidney Ketchum (1797-1862) / Marshall House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gordon Street (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Calhoun County Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
3. Calhoun County Fair Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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