Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
During Epaphroditus Ransom’s gubernatorial term (1848-1850), the Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital was established. Following his term as governor, Ransom became the first president of the Michigan Agricultural Society, which was instrumental in the creation of both the Michigan State Fair and Michigan State University. He was also a regent of the University of Michigan (1850-1852), a founder of the village of Augusta and a state representative (1853-1854).
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S569.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 42° 17.241′ N, 85° 34.974′ W. Marker is in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is on S. Burdick Street near W. Cedar Street, on the right when traveling north. 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 walking distance of this marker. Kalamazoo Gazette (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's August 1856 Speech in Kalamazoo (approx. ¼ mile away); First Women's Club in Michigan (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish War Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memoriam U.S.S Maine (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln at Kalamazoo First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalamazoo.
Also see . . . Epaphroditus Ransom: Michigan Governor. From the Kalamazoo Public Library. (Submitted on June 18, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.