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

Vickers’ Mill

 
 
Vickers' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
1. Vickers' Mill Marker
Inscription. In 1831, John Vickers built a brush dam over the eight-foot waterfall on Portage Creek and erected a log grist mill. The mill is believed to have been the first mill in Kalamazoo County. The dam created a pond that supplied water power to the mill, and formed the sizeable Sunset Lake, around which pioneers built homes and set up businesses. Vickers died in 1842. On October 18, 1871, the village was incorporated as Brady, but one day later, a petition passed to rename it Vicksburg.
 
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2086C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 7.196′ N, 85° 32.069′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Prairie Street and S. Michigan Avenue, on the left when traveling west on W. Prairie Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the north end of Clark Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 W. Prairie Street, Vicksburg MI 49097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vicksburg's First Mill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Vickers' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
2. Vickers' Mill Marker
At north end of Clark Park
Fanny M. Bair Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Underground Railroad House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Schoolcraft G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); For A Pal (approx. 7.6 miles away); Mendon World War II Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away); Culbertson Cemetery (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
East Arm of Sunset Lake image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
3. East Arm of Sunset Lake
View from marker to the north across W. Prairie St
Vickers' Mill Marker in Clark Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
4. Vickers' Mill Marker in Clark Park
Vickers' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
5. Vickers' Mill Marker
View to north from Clark Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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