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Flushing in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Amos Woodruff / Amos Woodruff House

 
 
Amos Woodruff / Amos Woodruff House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, August 26, 2021
1. Amos Woodruff / Amos Woodruff House Marker
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Inscription.  
Amos Woodruff

The Amos and Eliza Woodruff family migrated from Massachusetts to the Flushing area about 1845. During the next five years Woodruff purchased several parcels of land on River Road. In 1852 he acquired this land, which was part of an eighty-acre tract. A prosperous farmer and landowner, Woodruff was a civic leader who contributed to the development of Flushing. He was one of the founders of the Flushing Cemetery Association in 1847, served as a township highway commissioner and was a founding elder of the Flushing Presbyterian Church in 1860.

Amos Woodruff House

Massachusetts natives Amos and Eliza Woodruff built this house shortly after purchasing an eighty-acre parcel of land here in 1852. The Woodruffs owned large tracts of property in the township, becoming one of the area’s wealthiest farmers by 1850. The Greek Revival house retains original details including the interior window surrounds and exterior pilasters. The front porch was built in the early twentieth century; several additions were constructed later.
 
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1992 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1807.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 43° 3.426′ N, 83° 50.792′ W. Marker is in Flushing, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is on East River Road, 0.1 miles east of Laurie Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 E River Rd, Flushing MI 48433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flushing World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Flushing WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Flushing Middle East War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Flushing G.A.R. and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Heroes of United Flight 93 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Flushing World War II Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flushing.
 
Amos Woodruff House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, August 26, 2021
2. Amos Woodruff House Marker
Amos Woodruff / Amos Woodruff House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, August 26, 2021
3. Amos Woodruff / Amos Woodruff House Marker
Looking east on River Road
Amos Woodruff House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, August 26, 2021
4. Amos Woodruff House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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