Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1983 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S101.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 18, 1833.
Location. 42° 17.167′ N, 85° 35.365′ W. Marker is in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Westnedge Avenue (State Highway 331) and W. Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south on S. Westnedge Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kalamazoo MI 49007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Kalamazoo School Case (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Women's Club in Michigan (approx. ¼ mile away); South Street Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln at Kalamazoo (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Epaphroditus Ransom (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's August 1856 Speech in Kalamazoo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kalamazoo Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalamazoo.
Also see . . . Kalamazoo College - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 18, 2014.)
1. Original marker
This is a replacement marker. The original marker was placed in 1957 and read:
"This school, Baptist in origin, was chartered in 1833 by the Territory of Michigan as the Michigan and Huron Institute and held its first classes in 1836. Instruction of college level has been given here longer than any other Michigan school. In 1845 the present campus was purchased. The right to confer degrees was granted in 1855. This pioneer school has won national renown as a liberal arts college with special honor in teaching of the sciences."
— Dunbar, W. F. (1967). Michigan Historical Markers. Michigan Historical
— Submitted January 27, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.