“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Sanilac County Michigan Historical Markers

Croswell's Swinging Bridge Marker and Rebecca's & Goodfellows Plaque image, Touch for more information
By Joel S., September 21, 2015
Croswell's Swinging Bridge Marker and Rebecca's & Goodfellows Plaque
Michigan (Sanilac County), Croswell — Croswell's Swinging Bridge
This suspension footbridge over the Black River was built in 1905 using cables provided by Michigan Sugar Company. It was constructed to provide convenient access to the popular River Bend Park from the east and as a more direct route for workers to . . . — Map (db m89441) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Croswell — L514 — Trinity Church
This picturesque cobblestone building constructed in 1898 serves as the Croswell chapel of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Its interior features wooden arches and a rood screen between the nave and the chancel. This structure formerly called Christ . . . — Map (db m88855) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Lexington — L0997 — Old Town Hall and Masonic Temple
The village of Lexington and the local Masonic Lodge combined their efforts and finances to build this three-story Italianate structure in 1876. The village owned the first two floors (the fire department and the opera house); the Masons, the third . . . — Map (db m41200) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Lexington — Patrick J. TierneyVillage Special Events Chairman — 1918 - 1990 —
He walked our streets as an old captain patrols the deck of his ship-with a weathered affection and an iron sense of responsibility. His compassion and wit were legend. His belief in community inspired us all. No captain ever gave more of himself, . . . — Map (db m89378)
Michigan (Sanilac County), Lexington — Sanilac County Sesquicentennial CelebrationLexington, Michigan — July 4-8, 1984 —
The first white settlers came to Lexington in 1834 so it was appropriate that the village was the center of the Sesquicentennial Celebration honoring Sanilac County July 4-8th, 1984.

A spectacular parade and fireworks commemorated the Fourth, . . . — Map (db m88821) HM

Michigan (Sanilac County), Lexington — S0421 — Trinity Church
This tall stately Gothic Style church with its elegant wood interior was built in 1874 during Sanilac County's great lumbering era. The Reverend A. B. Flower came to Lexington as a missionary in 1869 and started this congregation known as the Church . . . — Map (db m41205) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Port Sanilac — AnchorFrom the wreck of the sailing ship Col. A.B. Williams
The Williams was lost in 1863 while carrying a cargo of coal. One of the earliest shipwrecks in the area, she lies in 84 feet of water. The wreck was discovered in 1957 when a commercial fisherman's nets became entangled on an obstruction in the . . . — Map (db m98913) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Port Sanilac — L172 — Loop-Harrison House
This Second Empire style mansion was built in the 1870s by Doctor Joseph Loop. A native of New York, Loop moved to Oakland County, Michigan, in 1843. He and his wife, Jane Gardner Loop pioneered this land in Sanilac County in 1854, and after . . . — Map (db m88892) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Port Sanilac — L684 — Masonic and Town Hall
The Sanilac Masonic Lodge was organized in 1868. In 1883 lodge members and township officials agreed to build a combined township and Masonic hall on land donated by Christopher Odfield, a Mason. The foundation was built with three-foot-thick walls . . . — Map (db m88861) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Port Sanilac — Museum Church
The Museum Church was moved here in 2005 from Forestville. Built in the late 1800's, our Museum Church served as a store, a meat market and a tavern before becoming a German Church in 1921. — Map (db m98919) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Port Sanilac — Platt's General Store
This turn-of-the-century mercantile features shelves filled with household items that would have been found in a store of this era. The postal unit is from Argyle, Michigan, and was originally established in 1876. — Map (db m98918) HM
Michigan (Sanilac County), Port Sanilac — S0110 — The Great Storm of 1913
Sudden tragedy struck the Great Lakes on November 9, 1913, when a storm, whose equal veteran sailors could not recall, left in its wake death and destruction. The grim toll was 235 seamen drowned, ten ships sunk, and more than twenty others driven . . . — Map (db m41195) HM

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May. 25, 2020