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Williamston Township in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grand River Trail

 
 
Grand River Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel S., March 1, 2015
1. Grand River Trail Marker
Inscription.  
The old Grand River Indian Trail, now US-16, became a plank road in 1848. A toll gate and Red Bridge Post Office were located here. Nearby were homes of John Mullett, pioneer surveyor, and John Forester, explorer, north Michigan mine pioneer. Michigan State University, first U. S. land grant college, and Lansing, the capital of Michigan, lie to the west.
 
Erected 1957 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 42° 42.569′ N, 84° 21.734′ W. Marker is in Williamston Township, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 43 and Meridian Road, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 43. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamston MI 48895, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Katherine's Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Ingham County Home Cemetery
Grand River Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel S., March 1, 2015
2. Grand River Trail Marker
Marker is in the distance on the right.
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Travel in the 1800s (approx. 3 miles away); Education and Faith (approx. 3 miles away); The Farmstead (approx. 3.1 miles away); Commerce (approx. 3.1 miles away); Star Windmill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pioneer Living (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Roadside Park Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel S., March 1, 2015
3. Roadside Park Sign
The Grand River Trail marker is in the Red Cedar Roadside Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 10, 2022