Civil War governor Austin Blair (1818-1894) came to Jackson, Michigan, from New York in 1841. In 1842 he moved his law practice to Eaton Rapids. At that time the area was made up mostly of farmers, and Blair was paid for his legal services with produce and firewood. He lived in a frame house that once stood near this
Erected 1984 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S0559.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 42° 14.557′ N, 84° 24.549′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on Greenwood Street south of West Mason Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in Greenwood Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Greenwood Pl, Jackson MI 49201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Horace Ismon / Ismon Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Under the Oaks (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacksonburg Public Square First Congregational Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
More about this marker. This marker, S05589, is the same as marker S0558 in Eaton Rapids.
Regarding Austin Blair. Buried in Mt Evergreen Cemetery, approximately 1500 ft southwest on Greenwood St.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.