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

Lewis Cass

Governor - General - Grand Master

 
 
Lewis Cass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
1. Lewis Cass Marker
Inscription. Born New Hampshire 1782. 18 years Governor of Territory of Michigan (1813-1831). Served Nation thirty years as Senator - Minister to France - Secretary of War - Secretary of State. Visited Zion Lodge No. 1 1812 - later affiliated. Permanent Michigan resident. Served three terms Grand master of Ohio. First Grand Master of Masons in Michigan 1826-1829.
Organized Cass County 1829 and named in Governor Cass' Honor - Cassopolis created a Village in 1863, became County seat also named to honor of Lewis Cass.
Died June 1866 - - - - Received Last Masonic Rites June 20, 1866.
 
Erected 1975 by Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan.
 
Location. 41° 54.397′ N, 86° 0.754′ W. Marker is in Cassopolis, Michigan, in Cass County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. Broadway Street (State Highway 62) and E. South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the Pioneer Log Cabin Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 S. Broadway St, Cassopolis MI 49031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freedom Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cass County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles
Lewis Cass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
2. Lewis Cass Marker
Located next to the Pioneer Log Cabin Museum
away); Cassopolis Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Iven C. Kincheloe Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cass County Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Underground Railway (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 5 miles away); Birch Lake Meeting House (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cassopolis.
 
Also see . . .  Lewis Cass - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 16, 2014.)
 
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Lewis Cass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
3. Lewis Cass Marker
View to north along S. Broadway Street
Lewis Cass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
4. Lewis Cass Marker
View to south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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