Mount Pleasant in Isabella County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Isabella County Courthouse and Jail
Citizens had various reasons to come to the jail. It was necessary to apply at the Sheriff's office to receive a Michigan Drivers License if you were a resident of Isabella County. This was in the years before the establishment of the branch office of the Secretary of State. In 1961 a new jail was built just north of the one pictured. When completed the old red brick jail was demolished. Later additions to the new 1961 jail extended southward so that the present jail completely covers the site on the postcard.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 43° 36.426′ N, 84° 46.565′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant MI 48858, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isabella County Courthouse Postcards (here, next to this marker); The Isabella County Court House was already over thirty years old… (here, next to this marker); Doughty House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isabella County Seat / The Founding of Mount Pleasant (about 600 feet away); Sacred Heart Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Indian Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Central Michigan University (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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