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Decatur in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Decatur Township Hall

 
 
Decatur Township Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
1. Decatur Township Hall Marker
Inscription.  Constructed at the turn of the century, this building replaced the original 1870 township hall. A Georgian Revival brick and stone structure, it was dedicated on September 19, 1901. Besides township activities, the hall has been the setting for traveling medicine shows, school plays and a greeting card factory. It is now used for township meetings and local elections. Since 1970 it has also housed the Decatur Community Museum.
 
Erected 1981 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L716A.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
 
Location. 42° 6.543′ N, 85° 58.429′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on E. Delaware Street (State Highway 51) east of Phelps Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur MI 49045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lakeside Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4
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miles away); Hamilton Grange Hall / Hamilton Fair (approx. 3.9 miles away); Newton House (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Dowagiac River Watershed / Lunker Structures (approx. 6.8 miles away); Big Tree (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pickett's Corner (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lawton Civil War Monument (approx. 7.6 miles away); Houppert Winery (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Decatur Township Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
2. Decatur Township Hall
View to west along Delaware Street (M-51)
Decatur Township Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
3. Decatur Township Hall
Marker to the right of the front entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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