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

Lake County

 
 
Lake County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2017
1. Lake County Marker
Inscription. This county was originally set off in 1840 and first named Aishcum after a well-known Potawatomi chief. In 1843 the name was changed to Lake. For three decades it was attached to neighboring counties until 1871 when settlement was sufficient to warrant organization. Baldwin, the county seat, was settled in 1872. The county's forests helped make Michigan a leading lumbering state. Farming and the tourist industry are the chief activities. Wild life is abundant.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 181.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 53.996′ N, 85° 51.092′ W. Marker is in Baldwin, Michigan, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of East Tenth Street and Michigan Avenue (State Highway 37), on the right when traveling west on East Tenth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 East Tenth Street, Baldwin MI 49304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Island / The Flamingo Club (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Lake County Marker and Lake County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2017
2. Lake County Marker and Lake County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 141 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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