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

Allegan County

 
 
Allegan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
1. Allegan County Marker
Inscription. Allegan County's name was coined by the noted student of the Indians, Henry Schoolcraft. The county was set off in 1831 and organized in 1835. Settlement of the county seat, Allegan, was promoted in 1835 by eastern capitalists who were attracted by the site's sources of water power. For many years steamboats plied the Kalamazoo between here and Saugatuck. Extensive lumbering by the pioneers cleared the way for farm production in which the county has been a leader.
 
Erected 1962 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S226.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.677′ N, 85° 51.064′ W. Marker is in Allegan, Michigan, in Allegan County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Hubbard Street, on the right when traveling south on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the southeast corner of the County Courthouse complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Chestnut Street, Allegan MI 49010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allegan Civil War Monument (here, next to this marker); Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd
Allegan County Marker and Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
2. Allegan County Marker and Civil War Monument
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Allegan (about 500 feet away); James E. Mahan Park (about 800 feet away); The Second Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Pine Creek (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hopkins Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Welcome to the Village of Hopkins (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allegan.
 
Also see . . .  History of Allegan County. From Michigan History Magazine on the Southwest Michigan Directory website. (Submitted on November 1, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Allegan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
3. Allegan County Marker
At southeast corner of County Courthouse complex
Allegan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
4. Allegan County Marker
At intersection of Chestnut Street and Hubbard Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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