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

Charles T. Gorham

Charles T. Gorham Marker image. Click for full size.
March 8, 2010
1. Charles T. Gorham Marker
Inscription. Gorham (1812-1901) came to Marshall in 1836 from New York State. First a merchant, he became a banker and in 1865 organized the First National Bank of Marshall, now the Michigan National Bank. He was a defendant in the famous Crosswhite fugitive slave case. A vice-president of the first Republican Convention at Jackson in 1854, Gorham later was a state senator. During the 1870s he served the United States as Minister to the Netherlands and then as Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 491.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 16.326′ N, 84° 57.582′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (Business Interstate 94), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall MI 49068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Museum of Magic (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James A. Miner (about 400 feet away); Isaac E. Crary and John D. Pierce / State School System
Charles T. Gorham Marker image. Click for full size.
March 8, 2010
2. Charles T. Gorham Marker
(about 500 feet away); Howard F. Young / Postmasters (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Miller / Hillside (approx. 0.2 miles away); John D. Pierce Homesite (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isaac E. Crary House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
Categories. Notable Persons
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