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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sanilac County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Sanilac 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 Sanilac County, MI (38) Huron County, MI (57) Lapeer County, MI (39) St. Clair County, MI (84) Tuscola County, MI (34)  SanilacCounty(38) Sanilac County (38)  HuronCounty(57) Huron County (57)  LapeerCounty(39) Lapeer County (39)  St.ClairCounty(84) St. Clair County (84)  TuscolaCounty(34) Tuscola County (34)
Sandusky is the county seat for Sanilac County
Adjacent to Sanilac County, Michigan
      Huron County (57)  
      Lapeer County (39)  
      St. Clair County (84)  
      Tuscola County (34)  
 
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1Michigan, Sanilac County, Applegate — L2256C — Village of Cash
On Cash Road, 0.4 miles north of Elk Creek Road, on the right when traveling north.
Named after early settler Edward Cash, the village of Cash was founded in 1851. In 1868, seven Cash residents voted to found Watertown Township to govern and serve the quickly growing area. Each man who voted held at least one township post. In . . . Map (db m154388) HM
2Michigan, Sanilac County, Argyle — ArchaeologySanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park
Near Germania Road south of Bay City Forestville Road, on the right when traveling south.
Archaeologists have studied the Sanilac Petroglyphs site since the 1920s. They have recorded these carvings through drawings, photographs and plaster casts, and excavated in the area around the rock outcrop. Stone tools and pottery found . . . Map (db m211153) HM
3Michigan, Sanilac County, Argyle — Ezhibiigaadek AsiaSanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park
Near Germania Road south of Bay City Forestville Road, on the right when traveling south.
Written On Stone Ezhibiigaadek asin represents the collective memory of the Great Lakes Anishinabek (Original People) ancestors. Throughout the Anishinabek aboriginal territory, certain areas were used for ceremony. These areas were sought . . . Map (db m211150) HM
4Michigan, Sanilac County, Argyle — Native Plants
On South Germania Road south of Bay City Forestville Road, on the right when traveling south.
Cattail/Apakweshkway Michigan Indians wove floor mats for their lodges from cattail leaves and insulated their moccasins and clothing with cattail down. They mixed cattail down with coyote fat to soothe smallpox sores. The flammability of . . . Map (db m211600) HM
5Michigan, Sanilac County, Argyle — Sanilac Petroglyphs
On South Germania Road, 0.5 miles south of Bay City Forestville Road, on the right when traveling south.
For thousands of years, people worldwide have carved images in stone (petroglyphs) to honor their ancestors, record teachings and mark important places and events. Within the last 1,500 years, Native people carved more than 100 petroglyphs on the . . . Map (db m211143) HM
6Michigan, Sanilac County, Argyle — Sanilac Petroglyphs Park Geneology
Near Germania Road south of Bay City Forestville Road, on the right when traveling south.
The Sanilac Petroglyphs are carved into an outcrop of a type of rock known as the Marshall Sandstone. About 340 million years ago, this area was a river delta. Sand, mud and lime deposited by the water hardened to form the Marshall Sandstone. . . . Map (db m211147) HM
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7Michigan, Sanilac County, Brown City — L1897 — The Brown City Banner
On Main Street (State Highway 90) 0.1 miles west of James Street, on the right when traveling west.
Published under the motto “Our Community is our Hive. The Rights of the People, our Queen” The Brown City Bee debuted on January 23, 1891. Owner James A. Menzies named the newspaper for the “business-like fellow” who ensures “that matters are . . . Map (db m179820) HM
8Michigan, Sanilac County, Brown City — L1187 — Brown City Community Schools
On 2nd Street at John Street, on the right when traveling west on 2nd Street.
In 1884 the first school in this area was established on the Hughson farm site. About halfway through the 1886 school term, that building burned. The term was completed in a blacksmith shop. Before the year was out, however, a frame school had been . . . Map (db m179791) HM
9Michigan, Sanilac County, Brown City — Brown City Veterans Memorial
On Main Street (Michigan Route 90) near South Marys Street, on the right when traveling west.
In Honor And Memory Of Those Veterans From The Brown City Area Who Perished While Serving In The U.S. Armed Forces Defending Our Great Nation. May Their Courage Be Remembered Always.Map (db m182485) WM
10Michigan, Sanilac County, Carsonville — Carsonville High School Bell
On East Chandler Street (Michigan Route 46) near Maynard Road, on the right when traveling west.
Carsonville's high school building was located at this site and served area students from 1917 to 1975 at which time a new high school opened two miles east of the village. While. the building was razed in 1990, the following year four new . . . Map (db m212456) HM
11Michigan, Sanilac County, Carsonville — Melvin (Blackie) Burger
On South Maynard Street near Sanilac Road (Michigan Route 46).
Lived in Carsonville for 54 years He loved this town Member of the Lions Club for 36 years He was inspired to help with the planning and building of this park along with members of the Club He received the Melvin Jones Award 1995 Citizen . . . Map (db m212458) HM
12Michigan, Sanilac County, Croswell — L1187B — Buel Methodist Episcopal Church
On Peck Road (Michigan Route 90) 0.3 miles east of Brown Road, on the right when traveling west.
This handsome building was the first church erected in Buel Township. Known as the Buel United Methodist Church, it was dedicated on December 3, 1882. The founding trustees were Robert Jolley, David Chewings, Halver Hulverson, Nicholas Van Natter, . . . Map (db m154386) HM
13Michigan, Sanilac County, Croswell — Croswell's Swinging Bridge
Near Maple Street, 0.1 miles west of North Howard Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
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
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14Michigan, Sanilac County, Croswell — L1926 — Matthews Farm
On Gardner Line Road near Wildcat Road.
In 1848 Thomas and Margaret Spencer Matthews came to Worth Township from Ontario, Canada, following other farm families who migrated from Upper Canada to Michigan. Matthews's grandfather, Thomas Elmes Matthews. I a Loyalist during the . . . Map (db m212475) HM
15Michigan, Sanilac County, Croswell — L514 — Trinity Church
On North Howard Avenue at Maple Street, on the right when traveling north on North Howard Avenue.
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
16Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — 636 — Sport
Reported permanently removed.
The tug Sport, one of the nation’s earliest steel-hulled vessels, was built for lumber and steel entrepreneur Eber Brock Ward in 1873 by the Wyandotte Iron Ship Building Works in Wyandotte, Michigan. For forty-seven years the tug towed, . . . Map (db m174902) HM
17Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — L2330 — Cadillac House
On Huron Avenue (State Highway 90) near Main Street (State Highway 25), on the right when traveling east.
Side 1 Jeremiah Jenks and John L. Woods built the Cadillac House hotel in the Italianate style in 1860. The business opened on July 4 of that year with great fanfare, including songs from the Lexington Glee Club, a parade, dinner and dancing. . . . Map (db m204024) HM
18Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — Charles H. Moore & Albert E. Sleeper House
On Simons Street near Main Street (Michigan Route 25), on the left when traveling east.
Charles H. Moore & Albert E. Sleeper House Built 1859 Is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Building #85000064Map (db m212441) HM
19Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — Charles H. Moore Public Library
On Huron Avenue (Michigan Route 90) near Main Street (Michigan Route 25).
This handsome building was constructed in 1859 by Sanilac County's first lawyer, John Devine, and served as his law office until the end of the 19th century. It was then remodeled to become the library for the village of Lexington and opened . . . Map (db m212418) HM
20Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — L543 — Moore Public Library
Near Huron Avenue (Michigan Route 90) near Main Street (Michigan Route 25), on the right when traveling west.
Moore Public Library Built in 1859Map (db m212417) HM
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21Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — L997 — Old Town Hall and Masonic Temple
On Main Street, 0.1 miles north of Huron Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
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
22Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — Patrick J. TierneyVillage Special Events Chairman — 1918 - 1990 —
On Simons Street, 0.2 miles east of Michigan Highway 25.
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)
23Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — Sanilac County Sesquicentennial CelebrationLexington, Michigan — July 4-8, 1984 —
On State Highway 90 at State Highway 25, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 90.
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
24Michigan, Sanilac County, Lexington — S0421 — Trinity Church
On Main Street (State Highway 25) at Hubbard Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
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
25Michigan, Sanilac County, Marlette — L713A — Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Depot
On Main Street (Michigan Route 53) at Vail Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
The first twenty-five miles of track for the Port Huron and Northwestern Railroad opened from Port Huron to Croswell in 1879. Marlette citizens lured the railroad by raising $15,000 toward construction of the tracks. The line extended from Saginaw . . . Map (db m154436) HM
26Michigan, Sanilac County, Marlette — L2121 — Methodist Episcopal Church
On Kilgour Street east of South Van Dyke Road (Michigan Route 53), on the right when traveling east.
Methodism in Marlette dates back to 1851 when the first religious sermon in the county was delivered for the Methodist Society. In 1858 the Methodist Episcopalians organized as a church. Their first minister, the Reverend D. W. Hammond, came to . . . Map (db m154455) HM
27Michigan, Sanilac County, Marlette — L713A — The Marlette District Library
On Main Street (Michigan Route 53) south of Ervin Street, on the right when traveling south.
In 1914 the Marlette Research Club, composed of women in the community, decided to build a public library for Marlette. The club contacted the Carnegie Corporation for a grant to build the library. In compliance with the Carnegie Corporation’s . . . Map (db m154435) HM
28Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — AnchorFrom the wreck of the sailing ship Col. A.B. Williams
Near South Ridge Street (State Highway 25) 0.5 miles south of Main Street (State Highway 46).
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
29Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — Houndtown Cabin
On South Ridge Street, 0.5 miles south of Main Street (Michigan Route 46).
This chink and mortar log cabin originally stood northwest of Deckerville in a region of the county called Burgitville, or Houndtown, as everyone in the area owned hound dogs. Built after the fire of 1881, it now houses our Native . . . Map (db m212468) HM
30Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — L172 — Loop-Harrison House
On State Highway 25, 0.5 miles south of State Highway 46, on the right when traveling south.
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
31Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — L684 — Masonic and Town Hall
On State Highway M at milepost 25 near State Highway 46, on the right when traveling north.
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
32Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — Museum Church
On South Ridge Street (State Highway 25) 0.5 miles south of Main Street (State Highway 46). Reported missing.
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
33Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — Platt's General Store
Near South Ridge Street (State Highway 25) 0.5 miles south of Main Street (State Highway 46). Reported missing.
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
34Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — Platt's General Store
Near South Ridge Street (Michigan Route 25) 0.5 miles south of Main Street.
Dating from the early 1900's, our general store is half exhibit / half gift shop. The display includes vintage merchandise, a classic cash register, and the original Argyle, Michigan postal unit. Old fashioned toys, candy and books on local . . . Map (db m212462) HM
35Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — The Decker Crib Barn
On South Ridge Street, 0.5 miles south of Main Street (Michigan Route 46).
This Crib barn, c. 1850, was built before the two major forest fires in the Thumb of 1871 and 1881. The Barn was owned (and believed to have been built) by Charles Decker, who also founded the Village of Deckerville in the late 1860's. The . . . Map (db m212469) HM
36Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — The Forestville Church
Near South Ridge Street, 0.5 miles south of Main Street (Michigan Route 46).
1878 - "Our Little White Church” has a colorful history. In 1878 it started as a saloon in Forestville at the corner of 11th St.(Big Gully) and Cedar St. 1920 - It became the home of the German Evangelical Unity Congregation of . . . Map (db m212466) HM
37Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — S0110 — The Great Storm of 1913
Near South Lakeshore Road (State Highway 25) 1 mile E. Washington Road.
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 m154099) HM
38Michigan, Sanilac County, Port Sanilac — Ward Cottage
Near South Ridge Street, 0.5 miles south of Main Street (Michigan Route 46).
This traditional 1920's lakefront cottage features Greek revival columns, trap door-type windows in the gables and an unusual fireplace made entirley of beach stone.Map (db m212467) HM
 
 
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Jan. 30, 2023