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White Lake Township in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

White Lake Township Hall

 
 
White Lake Township Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., May 18, 2016
1. White Lake Township Hall Marker
Inscription. White Lake Township's first white settler, Harley Olmstead, came here from New York State in 1830. The township was set off in 1836. Beginning around 1837 daily stagecoaches and wagons hauling lumber traveled along the old White Lake Road, part of the main route between Grand Rapids and Detroit. This town hall was built on land donated in 1875 by Charles and Elizabeth Porter. When township offices moved in 1949, it became a community center.
 
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2106.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 38.947′ N, 83° 30.759′ W. Marker is in White Lake Township, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 59 and Porter Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 59. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7500 Highland Road, White Lake MI 48383, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Genevieve Gillette (approx. 1.6 miles away); Haven Hill Gatehouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Haven Hill Farm
White Lake Township Hall image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., May 18, 2016
2. White Lake Township Hall
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Haven Hill Carriage House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Haven Hill Lodge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Edsel Ford's Leadership (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Haven Hill Getaway (approx. 2.6 miles away); Commerce United Methodist Congregation / Commerce United Methodist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Lake Township.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. I would like a better picture of the township hall maybe from across Highland Road. • Can you help?
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