“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Albion in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The First Home

The First Home Marker image. Click for full size.
February 21, 2010
1. The First Home Marker
Inscription.  The first house at what was then known as the "Forks of the Kalamazoo" was erected near this site by Tenney Peabody, a New Yorker. To this cabin with its thatched roof of grass from the banks of the nearby Kalamazoo River, Albion's first settler brought his wife and seven children on March 4, 1833. This courageous pioneer used three yoke of oxen and two wagons to bring his family from New York. He helped form the company organized to build the town, named Albion after a town in New York.
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1894.
Location. 42° 14.588′ N, 84° 44.967′ W. Marker is in Albion, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on East Erie Street close to Linden Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albion MI 49224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
away, measured in a direct line); Mother's Day In Albion / Mother's Day (about 600 feet away); Homestead Savings & Loan Association, F.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gardner House Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Observatory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Famed Song (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albion College (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Gale House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albion.
The First Home Marker image. Click for full size.
February 21, 2010
2. The First Home Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2010. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2010. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements

Sep. 21, 2023