“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)


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1. Marshall Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1831 by Sidney Ketchum and settles from New York and New England, the town was named in honor of Chief Justice John Marshall. Townsmen Isaac Crary and the Rev. John Pierce planned in 1834 the innovative Michigan public school system. Marshall's early hopes of becoming state capital were not rewarded, but the coming of the Michigan Central Railroad in 1844 increased prosperity, and the town remained a rail center until the 1870s. In 1863 the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers was founded here. Many of the citizens held strong abolitionist views, and in 1847 they prevented the return of fugitive slave Adam Crosswhite to Kentucky. The architectural excellence of Marshall's homes is known throughout the Midwest.
Erected 1972 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 375.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 16.3′ N, 84° 57.87′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (Business Interstate 94), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 Michigan Avenue, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
March 8, 2010
2. Marshall Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Honolulu House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isaac E. Crary House (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); John D. Pierce Homesite (about 600 feet away); James A. Miner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harold C. Brooks / Fitch-Gorham-Brooks House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Miller / Hillside (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles T. Gorham (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
Categories. Notable Places
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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