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Williamston Township in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grand River Trail

 
 
Grand River Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., March 1, 2015
1. Grand River Trail Marker
Inscription. The old Grand River Indian Trail, now US-16, became a plank road in 1848. A toll gate and Red Bridge Post Office were located here. Nearby were homes of John Mullett, pioneer surveyor, and John Forester, explorer, north Michigan mine pioneer. Michigan State University, first U. S. land grant college, and Lansing, the capital of Michigan, lie to the west.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 42.569′ N, 84° 21.734′ W. Marker is in Williamston Township, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 43 and Meridian Road, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 43. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamston MI 48895, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Haslett (approx. 3.2 miles away); Williamston Center United Methodist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Chief Okemos / Okemos Village marker (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chief Okemos (approx.
Grand River Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., March 1, 2015
2. Grand River Trail Marker
Marker is in the distance on the right.
3 miles away); Downtown Historic District (approx. 4.3 miles away); Saint Mary Parish (approx. 4.4 miles away); Bigelow-Kuhn-Thomas House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Monsignor Jerome V. MacEachin / St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Parish (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Inland Waterway. John Mullett also surveyed the Inland Waterway in northern Michigan. (Submitted on June 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Roadside Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., March 1, 2015
3. Roadside Park Sign
The Grand River Trail marker is in the Red Cedar Roadside Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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