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

Covert Library

 
 
Covert Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
1. Covert Library Marker
Inscription. This structure was the township's first commercial building and an integral part of Covert's development. In 1871 Packard and Sons Lumbering Company hired Will Frary to build a general store. Under George Michel's proprietorship from 1885 to 1915, the store became a gathering place for shopping, banking, worshipping, and visiting. The community expressed interest in purchasing the building in the late 1930s. However, in 1940 Dr. and Mrs. O.M. Vaughn donated it to the city for use as a library, community center, and Masonic Lodge.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L416.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.661′ N, 86° 15.758′ W. Marker is in Covert, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 140) north of Lake Street (34th Avenue), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Covert Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33805 M-140, Covert MI 49043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Covert World War II Memorial (about 400 feet
Covert Library image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
2. Covert Library
The building now houses the Covert Historical Museum
away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Hyde Bailey (approx. 6.8 miles away); Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey (approx. 6.8 miles away); Frank E. Warner (approx. 6.8 miles away); Indiana School (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hartman School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Scott Club (approx. 7.5 miles away); Corporal Duane E. Dewey (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Covert Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
3. Covert Library Marker
View to north along Main Street (M-140)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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