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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lapeer County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Lapeer County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lapeer County, MI (39) Genesee County, MI (134) Macomb County, MI (137) Oakland County, MI (414) Sanilac County, MI (38) St. Clair County, MI (84) Tuscola County, MI (34)  LapeerCounty(39) Lapeer County (39)  GeneseeCounty(134) Genesee County (134)  MacombCounty(137) Macomb County (137)  OaklandCounty(414) Oakland County (414)  SanilacCounty(38) Sanilac County (38)  St.ClairCounty(84) St. Clair County (84)  TuscolaCounty(34) Tuscola County (34)
Lapeer is the county seat for Lapeer County
Adjacent to Lapeer County, Michigan
      Genesee County (134)  
      Macomb County (137)  
      Oakland County (414)  
      Sanilac County (38)  
      St. Clair County (84)  
      Tuscola County (34)  
 
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1Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — 101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain ParkAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
In January 1992, a fire destroyed the building located at this location. The last business to operate at the southeast corner of St. Clair and Main Streets was Mollen's Antique Shop. The original structure was built during the 1850's and housed the . . . Map (db m155001) HM
2Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — 102 South Main StreetAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
The "Old Newburg" general store on the southwest corner of Main Street was originally built of logs and was the first store built for the selling of dry goods and groceries. Built in 1836, it was originally owned by Charles B. Keeler. In the fire of . . . Map (db m155033) HM
3Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — 121 South Main StreetAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
Graham John Terry, originally of England, was hired by Robert Thomas of Almont as a meat cutter in 1907. By 1925, he started his own business, Terry's Meat Market, in the store just to the south of this location and in 1929 he purchased land from . . . Map (db m155011) HM
4Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — 129 South Main StreetAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
The original wooden structure at this location served as a barber shop owned by Mr. Crippin, and was later moved to 311 Branch Street. The current building was built in 1927 when local businessmen founded the first National Bank at this location. . . . Map (db m155016) HM
5Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — 138 South Main StreetAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
In 1861, R.L. Rutherford started his own butcher shop where the Muir Funeral Home stands today. The original building, owned by Mrs. Dodge, also served as a millinary. The building was demolished during the devastating downtown fire later that year . . . Map (db m155024) HM
6Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — Almont's Liberty Pole DedicatedJuly 4, 1865
More than 250 men joined the Union Army in Almont during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Sixteen died in action, nineteen died of disease. Almont is proud of her sons and their families who helped preserve The United States of America. . . . Map (db m155035) WM
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7Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — L392 — Currier House
Frederick and Mary Currier built this house around 1854, inspired by Orson Fowler's A Home for All, which promoted the octagon form as a healthy place to live. The tall windows, which admit light and air, and the five octagonal rooms reflect . . . Map (db m154962) HM
8Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — L1825 — Henry Stephens Memorial Library
Henry Stephens (1823-1886), a native of Dublin, Ireland, was a merchant, lumberman and financier. One of Almont's earliest settlers, Stephens established the first mercantile business here. In 1845 he built a sawmill north of Lapeer. When the pine . . . Map (db m154947) HM
9Michigan, Lapeer County, Attica — P.F.C. Dewayne T. WilliamsUnited States Marine Corps — 9/18/49 - 9/18/68 —
P. F. C. Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for gallantry while serving with the 1st Regt., 1st Mar. Div. in the Republic of Vietnam. Williams was participating on a patrol when it was ambushed by the enemy. Although severely . . . Map (db m211138) HM WM
10Michigan, Lapeer County, Clifford — L1646 — St. Patrick's Church
St. Patrick Church began in 1879 with visits from Father Clement Krebs, pastor at St. Agatha Church in Gagetown. It later became a mission of St. Elizabeth in Reese, Sacred Heart in Brown City, and most recently, SS. Peter and Paul in North Branch. . . . Map (db m182675) HM
11Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — L750 — Columbiaville Depot
In the nineteenth century, railroads provided the prime transportation link between small villages and the rest of the country. The first Columbiaville depot was built near this site in 1872. In 1893 William Peter (1824-1899) replaced that structure . . . Map (db m101541) HM
12Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — Columbiaville Veterans Memorial
In Honor Of Those Who Served Their CountryMap (db m182487) WM
13Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — James Richardson, D.O. a generous gentleman.
Dr. Richardson practiced Osteopathic family medicine and surgery in Lapeer and Genesee counties for 33 years. He was an ardent conservationist. He arranged for the planting of a half a million trees in this area. He was a founding member of . . . Map (db m101545) HM
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14Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — Niver Bros. Sawmill / Gristmill
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15Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — L751 — The William Peter Mansion
This structure, completed in 1896, was the home of William Peter (1824-1899). Peter, a prominent Columbiaville businessman, was a rags-to-riches character. Around 1847 he came to the area from Germany via New York state, a penniless immigrant. . . . Map (db m101547) HM
16Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — L1162 — United Methodist Church
This handsome Romanesque structure was completed in 1897 for the Methodist Protestant Church of Columbiaville. Local Methodists, with the assistance of circuit riders, had organized the church some forty years earlier. In 1865 the congregation . . . Map (db m101546) HM
17Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — L460 — Dryden Depot
Side 1 The area now known as Dryden was settled in 1834. By 1880 it was a hamlet of about 300 people. A marketing center surrounded by rich farm land, it turned to the railroad to increase its prosperity. Its citizens, spurred by the local . . . Map (db m160957) HM
18Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — Dryden Township Flouring Mill Dam
This Mill Dam was built in           1840 and on this site stood the first flouring mill in Dryden Township They were built by the Maynard Brothers who did an Extensive Business until the Year 1870 That year the Mill was . . . Map (db m179816) HM
19Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — Dryden Veterans Memorial
Dedicated To The Honor Of The Men And Women Of This Community Who Served Our CountryMap (db m179815) WM
20Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — Dryden Veterans Memorial
In Honor Of Those Who Have Served In War And Peace Dryden VeteransMap (db m182484) WM
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21Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — L0534 — General Squier Park
Major General George Owen Squier (1865-1934) was a noted soldier and scientist. Graduating from West Point in 1887, he subsequently led the United States Signal Corps. He was also Chief of the Army Air Service during World War I and military attaché . . . Map (db m179818) HM
22Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — L669 — Ladies Library Hall
The Ladies Library Association was established in 1871 to provide reading material at a small cost to the community. In the beginning the association only allowed married women to be members and charged an annual fee of one dollar. The women of the . . . Map (db m109815) HM
23Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Grand Trunk Depot - 192777 Main Street — Imlay City History —
The coming of the railroad in 1870 was pivotal to Imlay City's founding and economic progression. Imlay City's original wooden depot was built in 1870 for the Port Huron and Lake Michigan Railroad, and contained separate waiting rooms for men . . . Map (db m182976) HM
24Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — L780 — Grand Trunk Railroad Depot / Imlay City
Grand Trunk Railroad Depot The Port Huron & Lake Michigan Railroad, later the Grand Trunk Western, arrived here in 1870. The first depot burned in 1917, and makeshift quarters served for a decade. This depot was built in 1927, . . . Map (db m195612) HM
25Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — L2208 — Grettenberger Field
Grettenberger Field was constructed in 1935-1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, under the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) jobs creation program. It originally included a grandstand, ice skating rink, and football field. Baseball . . . Map (db m179819) HM
26Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Imlay City Mural — Charles Palmer
Dedicated August 1, 2008 By Artists: Arla Slogar and Linda Dyball Sponsored by the Imlay City DDA and a generous grant from Four County Community Foundation Charles Palmer The mural depicts Charles Palmer, founder of Imlay . . . Map (db m195084) HM
27Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Imlay City Veterans Memorial
"Dedicated to" The Glory of God and in honor of the men and women of this community who served and died in "World War I and II" Korean War 1950-1955 Lee, James F LePard, Gerald Wagenshutz, James Vietnam War 1964-1975 Gregson, . . . Map (db m211265) WM
28Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Imlay Township Hall Library - 1951212 East Third Street — Imlay City History —
This building was used as the Imlay Township Hall and Library until 1985 when a new facility was built across from the township cemetery on Fairgrounds Road for township offices. The building then remained the Imlay Township Library until 1989. . . . Map (db m182978) HM
29Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Ornamental Iron Gate
This ornamental iron gate graced the entrance of the Imlay Township Cemetery as early as 1850. It is the finest example of early blacksmithing with every piece hand forged and hammered into shape by the craftsman on his anvil. In 2013 the gate was . . . Map (db m195318) HM
30Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Yerex Building - 1882234 East Third Street — Imlay City History —
Dr. David V. Yerex built this building in 1882 as a carriage and wagon repository. It was the first door west of what was then Dan McGillis' Bancroft Hotel. Dr. Yerex came to this area about 1860 and for a time was employed by his uncle, James . . . Map (db m182855) HM
31Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — 175 — Lapeer County
Set off by Gov. Cass in 1822, this county took its name from the French La Pierre, a translation of the Indian name for the Flint River. Settlers began to arrive in 1828. The county seat, founded in 1831, was also named Lapeer. Organization . . . Map (db m101532) HM
32Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — Lapeer County Courthouse
One of the 10 oldest in the United States 1846 Court sessions have been held in this building each year since its first owner, Lapeer pioneer judge Alvin N. Hart, held court here in April 1847 Presented by the Michigan State Society . . . Map (db m198366) HM
33Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — L2069 — Lapeer Public Library
Founded in 1859, the Lapeer Ladies Library Association gathered the community's first collection of books for lending. The popularity of the collection led the Carnegie Foundation to offer $10,000 to build a public library in 1916. In part through . . . Map (db m101536) HM
34Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — Marguerite deAngeli Branch LibraryLiterary Landmarks Register
Born in 1899, Lapeer native Marguerite deAngeli was a significant author and illustrator of 20th century children's literature. In 1950, she was awarded the Newberry Medal for The Door in the Wall, and was one of the first inductees into the . . . Map (db m101535) HM
35Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — 17 — Protecting the Impaired
The Michigan Legislature passed a bill in 1913 authorizing sterilization of mentally impaired persons confined in public institutions, even over the objections of a parent or guardian. The law was adopted to prevent those so confined from ever . . . Map (db m101533) HM
36Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — L2196 — The Tuttle House
Lapeer lumberman Columbus Tuttle and his second wife, Linda, had this Queen Anne house built around 1890. Tuttle's planing mill provided lumber for the county's earliest homes and businesses. After lumbering declined during the 1880s, Tuttle's mills . . . Map (db m101537) HM
37Michigan, Lapeer County, Metamora — Welcome to Sutherland Nature Sanctuary
In the 1960s, Doris Sutherland had a vision, to preserve this land as a sanctuary. This property, adjacent to the Sutherland family farm on Pratt Road, had been a working farm and logged for a century. Doris and a handful of volunteers planted . . . Map (db m206421) HM
38Michigan, Lapeer County, North Branch — North Branch Veterans Memorial
Dedicated To All Who ServedMap (db m182486) WM
39Michigan, Lapeer County, North Branch — L0752 — Pioneer Bank
Pioneer Bank was founded in 1885 as a state bank, and reorganized in 1889. President Frederick Howard, Vice President Albert Sholes and Cashier Charles W. Ballard were bank officers. In 1903 this lot was purchased from Sholes, and soon after the . . . Map (db m179788) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023