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Rogers City in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Presque Isle County Courthouse

Historic Site No. 2

 
 
Presque Isle County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
1. Presque Isle County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Presque Isle County was organized in 1871. The County's original courthouse was built on this site in 1872. The property was donated to the County by William Rogers, namesake of Rogers City. The community's first cemetery and a tennis court also originally occupied Courthouse Square. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1881. A new, larger courthouse was completed in 1883, necessitating the relocation of the cemetery to the present site of Memorial Park Cemetery on Larke Street.

Rogers City has served as the County Seat since 1872, with the exception of a brief period in 1874 when the honor went to the village of Crawford's Quarry. Crawford's Quarry was located south of Rogers, on the site presently occupied by the Calcite Plant.

The three-story 1883 courthouse with its mansard roof is still intact, but several additions have been built over the years.

The Presque Isle County Historical Museum provided sign text and images. A Vibrant Small Cities Initiative (VSCI) grant from MSHDA and the City of Rogers City funded this project. The City Council and Community Development Authority jointly obtained the VSCI grant. The Design Committee developed the concept. Sign design and engineering by Harry Wierenga of Fleis and VandenBrink Engineering. Valley City Sign manufactured the signs
Marker detail: Historic Presque Isle County Courthouse photo image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Historic Presque Isle County Courthouse photo
in 2010. The Department of Public Works installed the signs in 2011.

 
Erected 2011 by City of Rogers City & Vibrant Small Cities Initiative (VSCI) grant from MSHDA. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 45° 25.268′ N, 83° 49.022′ W. Marker is in Rogers City, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker is on North 3rd Street (Alternate U.S. 23) north of East Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Presque Isle County Courthouse grounds, along the sidewalk near the main entrance facing 3rd Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1242 North 3rd Street, Rogers City MI 49779, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erskine Building / Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Presque Isle County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Herman Hoeft & Son's General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Denny Larke General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Rogers City Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank
Presque Isle County Courthouse Marker (<i>wide view; courthouse in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
3. Presque Isle County Courthouse Marker (wide view; courthouse in background)
(about 400 feet away); Site of Frederick Denny Larke Home (about 400 feet away); Emergency Steering Wheel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is painted metal plaque, mounted waist-high on a post.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rogers City Historic Walking Tour
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Presque Isle County Courthouse (<i>west side view from 3rd Street; showing war memorials</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
4. Presque Isle County Courthouse (west side view from 3rd Street; showing war memorials)
Presque Isle County Courthouse (<i>wide view from near 3rd Street/Michigan Avenue intersection</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
5. Presque Isle County Courthouse (wide view from near 3rd Street/Michigan Avenue intersection)
Presque Isle County Courthouse (<i>wide view; courthouse behind marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
6. Presque Isle County Courthouse (wide view; courthouse behind marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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