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

Gratiot County

 
 
Gratiot County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
1. Gratiot County Marker
Inscription. This county was named for Gen. Charles Gratiot, builder of Fort Gratiot at Port Huron in 1814. A few Chippewas and other Indians lived in the area in 1831 when the county was laid out. A Lutheran Indian mission was set up in 1846 near what is now St. Louis. Settling of the county began in the same year. In 1856 the county government was organized, Ithaca being selected as county seat. Agriculture and industry combine to give Gratiot County a stable economy.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 176.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 17.492′ N, 84° 36.301′ W. Marker is in Ithaca, Michigan, in Gratiot County. Marker is at the intersection of Business U.S. 127 and North/South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 127Business . Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 East Center Street, Ithaca MI 48847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson - Weller House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Romain Pattengill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry R. Pattengill
Gratiot County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
2. Gratiot County Courthouse and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Alma College (approx. 6.9 miles away); Site of Old Main (approx. 6.9 miles away); Site of Folsom Hall (approx. 6.9 miles away); Michigan Masonic Home (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Gratiot County Courthouse and War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
3. Gratiot County Courthouse and War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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