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Paw Paw in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Territorial Road

 
 
Territorial Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
1. Territorial Road Marker
Inscription. One of the three great east-west routes of pioneer days, the Territorial Road from Detroit to St. Jos tapped the rich lands of the second "tier" of counties. Approved in 1829, the road was not surveyed through Van Buren County until 1835. Although at first it was only a "blaze and a name," the route soon was teeming with emigrants and travelers. The Dodge Tavern in Paw Paw, a famed stopping point, was so crowded at times that some weary persons, old-timers said, "offered a dollar for a post to lean against."
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S163.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 13.079′ N, 85° 53.679′ W. Marker is in Paw Paw, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on W. Michigan Avenue 0.1 miles west of Gremps Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Maple Lake Park near the south shore of Maple Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Paw Paw MI 49079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles R. Maxwell (within shouting distance of this marker); William Killefer Jr. / Wade Killefer
Territorial Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
2. Territorial Road Marker
View to west along W. Michigan Avenue
(within shouting distance of this marker); Paw Paw Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Buren County / Van Buren County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Warner Wine Haus (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mark's Church / The Reverend Darius Barker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lawton Civil War Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Houppert Winery (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paw Paw.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Territorial Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
3. Territorial Road Marker
Near south shore of Maple Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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