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Smyrna in Ionia County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Smyrna

 
 
Smyrna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, February 1, 2023
1. Smyrna Marker
Inscription.  
In 1843 Calvin Smith became the first white settler in the area. N.G. Chase opened a store here the following year. When Dr. Wilbur Fisher, the area's pioneer physician, began operating a rural post office in 1848, he named the community Smyrna after a Greek city. The village, platted as Mount Vernon was also called Mount Vernon Mills. In the 1880s, with a population of 300, Smyrna had a hotel on this site, plus saw and flour mills, a foundry, three blacksmith shops, two churches and a wagon shop.
 
Erected 1983 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 1063.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 43° 3.547′ N, 85° 15.775′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Michigan, in Ionia County. Marker is at the intersection of North Whites Bridge Road and Button Road (State Highway 91), on the left when traveling south on North Whites Bridge Road. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4972 N Whites Bridge Rd, Belding MI 48809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belding City Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away); Belding POW/MIA Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Belding Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Belding Iraqi Freedom Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Belding Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Belding World War I Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Belding Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); SGT Warren C. Lane (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Smyrna. Smyrna is an unincorporated community located in Otisco Township in Ionia County, a few miles southwest of Belding, near the mouth of Seely Creek on the Flat River.
 
Also see . . .  Otisco Township. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 
 
Smyrna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
2. Smyrna Marker
Smyrna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cameron Zwart, May 18, 2012
3. Smyrna Marker
Smyrna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, February 1, 2023
4. Smyrna Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 12, 2023, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.   2. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.   3. submitted on May 18, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.   4. submitted on February 12, 2023, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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