“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)

John D. Pierce Homesite

John D. Pierce Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
March 8, 2010
1. John D. Pierce Homesite Marker
Inscription. On this foundation stood the log house of the Reverend John D. Pierce. Born in New Hampshire, Pierce moved to Marshall in 1831, where he founded the Congregational church. In 1834 he and Isaac Crary designed Michigan's school system, and from 1836 to 1841, he served as the state's and the nation's first superintendent of public instruction. Pierce died in 1882 and is buried in Marshall's Oakridge Cemetery, honored by a monument erected by Michigan schoolteachers.
Erected 1975 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 454.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 16.388′ N, 84° 57.814′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on West Mansion Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 West Mansion Street, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac E. Crary House (within shouting distance of this marker); Honolulu House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harold C. Brooks / Fitch-Gorham-Brooks House
John D. Pierce Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
March 8, 2010
2. John D. Pierce Homesite Marker
(about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Mary Miller / Hillside (about 500 feet away); Marshall (about 600 feet away); James A. Miner (about 800 feet away); Charles T. Gorham (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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