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

Daniel B. Eldred House

 
 
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By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
1. Daniel B. Eldred House Marker
Inscription. In 1835, New York native Daniel B. Eldred built this house, which is believed to be the earliest frame dwelling in Climax. Eldred's house, with its delicate Federal entrance, was the site of the first Climax Township meeting in 1838. Eldred first came to the area in 1831 with his father, Judge Caleb Eldred, to found a new settlement. He is credited with naming the area Climax Prairie because he said it "climaxed" the end of their search.
 
Erected 1990 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1681B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.282′ N, 85° 19.939′ W. Marker is in Climax, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is on E. Maple Street east of Sheldon Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 E. Maple Street, Climax MI 49034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Rural Free Delivery Carriers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Climax World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Rufus Shafter Memorial (approx.
Daniel B. Eldred House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
2. Daniel B. Eldred House Marker
View to west along E. Maple Street
5.6 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Congregational United Church of Christ (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Kalamazoo Region (approx. 6.1 miles away); Barn Theatre (approx. 6.4 miles away); Park Theatre (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Climax.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Daniel B. Eldred House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
3. Daniel B. Eldred House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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