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

Ella Sharp Museum

 
 
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By Dave Wilcox, March 16, 2013
1. Ella Sharp Museum Marker
Inscription. In 1855 Abraham Wing purchased this farm for his widowed daughter, Mary. Within a year she married Dwight Merriman, and under their guidance, “Hillside” became a model farm, with over 600 acres of orchards and cultivated fields. In 1881 their first and only surviving child, Ella, married John C. Sharp, attorney and later state senator. Ella died in 1912, leaving the farm to the city of Jackson as a park. The house was opened as a museum in 1965.
 
Erected 1975 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L147.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 12.894′ N, 84° 25.084′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Horton Road, on the right when traveling north on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3225 4th Street, Jackson MI 49203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Under the Oaks (approx. 2 miles away); Austin Blair (approx. 2 miles away); St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (approx.
Ella Sharp Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 16, 2013
2. Ella Sharp Museum Marker
2.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Horace Ismon / Ismon Building (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Ella Sharp Museum. (Submitted on March 19, 2013.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Ella Sharp Museum image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 16, 2013
3. Ella Sharp Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2013, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2013, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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