Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Roswell Everett / Roswell Everett House
Roswell Everett, a native of New York State, came to Michigan in 1834. In 1841 he moved to Ingham County and immediately involved himself in public affairs. Everett (1790 - 1871) is credited with naming Delhi Township, which he helped organize in 1842. He held many township offices, serving as the first treasurer and assessor, and later as justice of the peace and supervisor. In 1846, Everett hosted a meeting here to organize Delhi Township School District No. 2.
Roswell Everett House
Roswell Everett built this house in 1841-44. Like many other people who migrated to Michigan from New York State, Everett built his house in the Greek Revival style, which was popular there. Everett hosted official meetings in his home including those of the Delhi District No. 2 School Board. For forty years children met in a schoolhouse located on the property. Lansing's Everett High School is named for the Roswell Everett family.
Erected 1997. (Marker Number L1990.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 40.158′ N, 84° 33.213′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 West Miller Rd., Lansing MI 48911, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malcolm X Homesite (approx. 1.4 miles away); Michigan Retail Hardware Association (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trinity A.M.E. Church (approx. 3 miles away); Mt. Hope Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); REO Motor Car Company / REO Clubhouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grand Trunk Depot (approx. 3½ miles away); Olds Returns to Lansing (approx. 3.9 miles away); I-496 Olds Freeway (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Additional keywords. Delhi Township
Categories. • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. 4. submitted on May 18, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.