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Near Grand Ledge in Clinton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan's Capital

 
 
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By Joel S., March 27, 2016
1. Michigan's Capital Marker
Inscription.  Ahead lies Lansing, capital of Michigan. In 1835, when the state was organized, Detroit was the capital, as it had been when Michigan was a territory. The capital, after much debate, was moved to its present, more centally located site in 1847. The city of Lansing did not exist at that time, and the first capitol, completed in 1848, was built in a wilderness. Today, Lansing is the center for state government and also for major industries. Michigan State University is in East Lansing.
 
Erected 1965 by Michigan Historical Commission, Colonial Village, Everett, and Northwest Kiwanis Clubs of Lansing. (Marker Number 268.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 42° 47.854′ N, 84° 42.907′ W. Marker is near Grand Ledge, Michigan, in Clinton County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 96 1˝ miles east of Wright Road. The marker is in the Grand Ledge Rest Area along
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By Joel S., March 27, 2016
2. Michigan's Capital Marker
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eastbound I-96, past exit 86 (Wright Road). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Ledge MI 48837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Boiler Room and Sand House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bring Bricks Back to Nature (approx. 3.2 miles away); Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On (approx. 3.2 miles away); Why Lincoln Bricks Were Better (approx. 3.2 miles away); Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods (approx. 3.2 miles away); Preston's Grocery - Preston's Bar (approx. 3.2 miles away); What's Buried Down Below? (approx. 3.3 miles away); Quarrying and Carrying (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Ledge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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