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

Marshall

 
 
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March 8, 2010
1. Marshall Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1831 by Sidney Ketchum and settles from New York and New England, the town was named in honor of Chief Justice John Marshall. Townsmen Isaac Crary and the Rev. John Pierce planned in 1834 the innovative Michigan public school system. Marshall's early hopes of becoming state capital were not rewarded, but the coming of the Michigan Central Railroad in 1844 increased prosperity, and the town remained a rail center until the 1870s. In 1863 the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers was founded here. Many of the citizens held strong abolitionist views, and in 1847 they prevented the return of fugitive slave Adam Crosswhite to Kentucky. The architectural excellence of Marshall's homes is known throughout the Midwest.
 
Erected 1972 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 375.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 42° 16.3′ N, 84° 57.87′ W. Marker is in
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March 8, 2010
2. Marshall Marker
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Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (Business Interstate 94), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 Michigan Avenue, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Ave. (within shouting distance of this marker); First Courthouse / Brooks Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); National House Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Stone Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); National House (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marshall Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Honolulu House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010. This page has been viewed 960 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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