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Lake Orion in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Howarth School

 
 
Howarth School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Roberts, October 16, 2014
1. Howarth School Marker
Inscription.  John Howarth provided the land on which this Greek Revival schoolhouse was built in 1859. The building served the community as a place of worship for the Howarth United Methodist Church and as an Oakland County school. The Methodists moved to a new building across the road in 1898; however, the building was used as a school until 1955 when the Orion township school system was consolidated. The church then acquired the building for its vacation Bible school and its annual Christmas bazaar.
 
Erected 1988 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number 1059.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 46.111′ N, 83° 18.752′ W. Marker is in Lake Orion, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from Clarkston Road, on the right when traveling west. Located in Friendship Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or
Howarth School image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Roberts, October 16, 2014
2. Howarth School
near this postal address: 3380 West Clarkston Road, Lake Orion MI 48362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William E. Scripps (approx. 2 miles away); William E. Scripps / William E. and Nina Scripps Estate (approx. 2 miles away); Predmore House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lake Orion Methodist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sashabaw Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Carpenter-Rudd Mill (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Orion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2014, by Stephen Roberts of Oxford, Michigan. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2014, by Stephen Roberts of Oxford, Michigan. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.
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