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Holland in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dutch in Michigan

 
 
Dutch in Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, May 8, 2006
1. Dutch in Michigan Marker
Inscription. On February 9, 1847, the Reverend Albertus C. Van Raalte and a band of Hollanders founded the city of Holland. Within two years the other four original colonies--Graafschap, Zeeland, Vriesland, Overisel--had also been established. Plagued by illness and not accustomed to the task of clearing a wilderness, the settlers found their first year a hard one, but their suffering was to be repaid in the bountiful days ahead.
 
Erected 1957 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 89.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 47.261′ N, 86° 6.501′ W. Marker is in Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of South River Avenue (Business U.S. 31) and West 11th Street, on the left when traveling south on South River Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Centennial Park, across the street from Holland City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 264 Central Avenue, Holland MI 49423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holland Post Office ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church
Centennial Park with Dutch in Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 9, 2013
2. Centennial Park with Dutch in Michigan Marker
( about 400 feet away); Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Reformed Church ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Holland City Hall and Firehouse No. 2 ( approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cappon House / Isaac Cappon ( approx. half a mile away); The First Pioneers of Graafschap ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Graafschap Christian Reformed Church ( approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dutch in Michigan Informational Designation. Center for Geographic Information (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

2. Centennial Park. City of Holland (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

3. Holland, Michigan. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.   2. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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