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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Otsego County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Otsego 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 Otsego County, MI (15) Antrim County, MI (9) Charlevoix County, MI (16) Cheboygan County, MI (74) Crawford County, MI (17) Kalkaska County, MI (8) Montmorency County, MI (4) Oscoda County, MI (4)  OtsegoCounty(15) Otsego County (15)  AntrimCounty(9) Antrim County (9)  CharlevoixCounty(16) Charlevoix County (16)  CheboyganCounty(74) Cheboygan County (74)  CrawfordCounty(17) Crawford County (17)  KalkaskaCounty(8) Kalkaska County (8)  MontmorencyCounty(4) Montmorency County (4)  OscodaCounty(4) Oscoda County (4)
Gaylord is the county seat for Otsego County
Adjacent to Otsego County, Michigan
      Antrim County (9)  
      Charlevoix County (16)  
      Cheboygan County (74)  
      Crawford County (17)  
      Kalkaska County (8)  
      Montmorency County (4)  
      Oscoda County (4)  
 
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1Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — A.B.C. Comstock Hardware
Built in 1878 as A.B.C. Comstock Hardware John M. Brodie took over store operations from 1906 to 1939 Audrain Hardware from 1939 through 1999. Owner Robert Audrain closed the hardware for two years during WWII to serve in the military. . . . Map (db m214861) HM
2Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — Charles Merry Cigar Factory
Built in 1911 for Charles L. Merry as a cigar factory and store Charles' son Earl converted the business to Merry's Recreation - a pool hall Gordon and Marlene Everett purchased the building in the early 1960s for their business The . . . Map (db m213561) HM
3Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — 35 — Elk, Oil and the EnvironmentMichigan Legal Milestone
During the 1970s, the Pigeon River Country State Forest—home to the only substantial wild elk herd east of the Mississippi River—was the scene of one of the longest, most controversial environmental battles in Michigan history. As the . . . Map (db m116891) HM
4Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — Farrar Block
The Farrar Block on this corner was built in 1904 by local attorney and real estate developer O. W. Farrar Gaylord Hardware and George Butcher's grocery occupied the street level store fronts The second floor was the Masonic Lodge A . . . Map (db m214859) HM
5Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — L1635 — First Congregational Church
The First Congregational Church is the oldest congregation in Gaylord. In 1874 the Reverend James McKay founded it as a mission church with twenty-one members. It was officially organized three years later. In 1878 the Reverend Abram Van Auken . . . Map (db m33351) HM
6Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — L1884 — Frank and Rae Kramer House
Frank and Rae Kramer House Built in 1896Map (db m213562) HM
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7Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — Gaylord Iraqi/Enduring Freedom Memorial
. . . Map (db m214856) WM
8Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — Gaylord, Michigan
Settled in the year 1874 by the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad, the new community was named for Augustine Smith Gaylord, an attorney for the railroad. Born in Jefferson, Ohio in 1831, he started the Saginaw Public School System in 1851. He . . . Map (db m33369) HM
9Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — Kramer's Busy Big Store
Frank Kramer built this building in 1883 and purchased the store to the west so he could relocate his business, Kramer's Busy Big Store In 1900 an addition to the east was completed and all three storefronts were veneered with brick . . . Map (db m214862) HM
10Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — Nelson Drug Store
Established by Arthur Morrish in 1901 as a drug store, then sold to Gutteridge Brothers in 1915 Nelson Drug Store was established in 1918 and continued until 2010 Diana's Delight moved from across the street and opened in the east half of . . . Map (db m214860) HM
11Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — 219 — Otsego County
First named Okkuddo when it was set off in 1840, this county was renamed Otsego in 1843 after a New York county and lake of that name. It is said to mean "clear water." Settlement did not begin until the late 1860's when lumbering was started. . . . Map (db m33370) HM
12Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — Otsego County Veterans Memorial
Otsego County Memorial In honor of those who served their country during its time of need and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice Spanish American War Fred Waugh · Fred Wizard World War I John Brodie, Jr. · . . . Map (db m214858) WM
13Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime. Military . . . Map (db m214857) WM
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14Michigan, Otsego County, Gaylord — 2149 — St. Mary's Catholic Church
Side A St. Mary's Church began as a mission of the Catholic diocese of Grand Rapids. The first church was built around 1884. The parish grew to become a predominantly Polish congregation while under the pastorate of Father Casimir Skory . . . Map (db m33374) HM
15Michigan, Otsego County, Vanderbilt — Vanderbilt Veterans Memorial
This park is dedicated to the pioneers, war veterans and people who gave of their time, efforts, and lives to make the Vanderbilt area a better place to live.Map (db m213610) WM
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023