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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Midland County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Midland 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 Midland County, MI (17) Bay County, MI (33) Clare County, MI (5) Gladwin County, MI (4) Gratiot County, MI (16) Isabella County, MI (13) Saginaw County, MI (49)  MidlandCounty(17) Midland County (17)  BayCounty(33) Bay County (33)  ClareCounty(5) Clare County (5)  GladwinCounty(4) Gladwin County (4)  GratiotCounty(16) Gratiot County (16)  IsabellaCounty(13) Isabella County (13)  SaginawCounty(49) Saginaw County (49)
Midland is the county seat for Midland County
Adjacent to Midland County, Michigan
      Bay County (33)  
      Clare County (5)  
      Gladwin County (4)  
      Gratiot County (16)  
      Isabella County (13)  
      Saginaw County (49)  
 
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1Michigan, Midland County, Midland — L1193 — John and Almira Kelly House
John And Almira Kelly House Built in 1874Map (db m180377) HM
2Michigan, Midland County, Midland — L1235A — Midland County Courthouse
In 1831 the first white settlers in the area built a fur trading post near this site, called “Little Forks” by the Indians. When Midland County was organized in 1850, 65 people lived here. In 1856, Henry C. Ashmun, the county’s first . . . Map (db m163599) HM
3Michigan, Midland County, Midland — L1581 — The Upper Bridge
When completed in 1908 the Upper Bridge, today known as the Currie Parkway Bridge, replaced its wooden predecessor as the main crossing over the Tittabawassee River. The Joliet Bridge and Iron Company of Illinois constructed the bridge for $7,500. . . . Map (db m163684) HM
4Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Clare Bailey Chapel
This church, originally located in Averill, was donated to the Sanford Historical Society by Mrs. Gert Bailey in memory of her husband, Clare Bailey. It was originally built in 1881, moved to this location in 1979 and restored in 1982. Many . . . Map (db m160032) HM
5Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Depot
This railroad depot was built by the Pere Marquette railroad when the railroad came to Sanford in 1870. It was originally located in town near the present day site of the Sanford trail head of the Pere Marquette rails to trails. Use of the . . . Map (db m160019) HM
6Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Felix School
This one room school house was called the Felix School and was located at the corner of Eleven mile and Beamish roads in Jerome township. The Holsinger family donated the school to the Sanford Historical Society. The school was originally . . . Map (db m160030) HM
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7Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Jerome Township Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Jerome Township who served our county in time of war and to the imperishable memory of those who gave their lives their sacrifice and their consecration to a bitter task become our challenge to . . . Map (db m160037) WM
8Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Log Cabin
The log cabin was built about 1879 and was moved to the museum in 1971 from Five Mile Road in Averill. You can still see the faint outlines of the street number by the front door. The Sanford Historical Society purchased the cabin from Byron and . . . Map (db m160022) HM
9Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Lumberman's Bunkhouse
This building was built on site and shows how the lumberjacks lived in the white pine forests of the area. The sled with logs in front of the building shows one way logs were moved to the banking grounds in Averill with teams of horses. Another . . . Map (db m160026) HM
10Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Main Museum
The main brick school was built in 1910 as a two-room school. The building was doubled in size in 1939 by Works Progress Administration workers. K thru 8th grade attended the school. The high school students went to Midland or Coleman for their . . . Map (db m160011) HM
11Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Olson Store
The Olson store was located in the town of Olson on the northeast corner of Nine Mile and Olson Road in Lee Township. Elva (Larson) Smith donated the store to the Sanford Historical Society. The building was moved to the museum grounds in . . . Map (db m160012) HM
12Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — S677 — Origins of the Salt Industry / State Salt Well No. 1 Reported damaged
Origins of the Salt Industry Michigan’s early white settlers used salt for preserving fish and other foods, curing meats, and tanning hides as well as for cooking. Prior to statehood, salt was shipped from New York. Recognizing the . . . Map (db m167986) HM
13Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Sanford Centennial Museum
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Sanford Centennial Museum Founded in 1970 for more than 50 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to the growth . . . Map (db m160591) HM
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14Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Sanford Veterans Memorial
To honor those who gave their lives for our freedomMap (db m160028) WM
15Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — St. Agnes Catholic Church
Property was purchased for a church in Sanford on February 27, 1895. The property, located on Smith Road, was the site of the church for more than 60 years. The main body of the church of St. Agnes was finished in 1897, with the first Mass . . . Map (db m160014) HM
16Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Stump Puller
Stump Puller machine pulled stumps after the lumberjacks left. Farmers cleared fields to plant.Map (db m160025) HM
17Michigan, Midland County, Sanford — Town Hall
This town hall was used by elected officials to hold meetings and provided for the needs of the area. The Town Hall was built in 1910 for around $300.00. While in existence in the late 1960's and 1970's, the Sanford police department also used . . . Map (db m160031) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023