“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Albion in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The First Home

The First Home Marker image. Click for full size.
February 21, 2010
1. The First Home Marker
Inscription. The first house at what was then known as the "Forks of the Kalamazoo" was erected near this site by Tenney Peabody, a New Yorker. To this cabin with its thatched roof of grass from the banks of the nearby Kalamazoo River, Albion's first settler brought his wife and seven children on March 4, 1833. This courageous pioneer used three yoke of oxen and two wagons to bring his family from New York. He helped form the company organized to build the town, named Albion after a town in New York.
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 14.588′ N, 84° 44.967′ W. Marker is in Albion, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on East Erie Street just from Linden Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albion MI 49224, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother's Day In Albion / Mother's Day (about 600 feet away); Gardner House Museum
The First Home Marker image. Click for full size.
February 21, 2010
2. The First Home Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Observatory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Famed Song (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albion College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of "Old Rugged Cross" (approx. half a mile away); Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albion.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2010. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2010. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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