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Corunna in Shiawassee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shiawassee County Courthouse

 
 
Shiawassee County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2018
1. Shiawassee County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Territorial Governor Lewis Cass established Shiawassee County in 1822, but as there were few white settlers in the area, its government was not organized until 1837. Two years later, the county commissioners designated this site in the village of Corunna as the public square. County offices occupied temporary facilities here until 1851, when a brick courthouse was built. It was replaced in 1903-4 by the present structure, designed by Claire Allen and costing $75,000. The cornerstone was laid on May 4, 1904, before the largest gathering in the county's history. The courthouse, with its elegant clock tower and columned facade, still houses most of the major county offices.
 
Erected 1975 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L366.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 58.892′ N, 84° 7.066′ W. Marker is in Corunna, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Shiawassee Avenue (State Highway 71) and Corunna Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Shiawassee Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 North Shiawassee Avenue, Corunna MI 48817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Shiawassee County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2018
2. Shiawassee County Courthouse and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Corunna Public Schools / Shiawassee Street School (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor Parsons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hugh McCurdy / Hugh McCurdy Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Steam Railroading Institute (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Site of the First School House in Owosso (approx. 3 miles away); First Congregational Church and Society (approx. 3 miles away); Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corunna.
 
Also see . . .  Shiawassee County Courthouse. (Submitted on June 26, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Government
 
Shiawassee County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2018
3. Shiawassee County Courthouse
Shiawassee County Courthouse Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2018
4. Shiawassee County Courthouse Cornerstone
Shiawassee County Courthouse
Restored 1986-1991
Rededicated May 5, 1991
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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