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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Antrim County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Antrim 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 Antrim County, MI (17) Charlevoix County, MI (42) Crawford County, MI (20) Grand Traverse County, MI (34) Kalkaska County, MI (8) Leelanau County, MI (22) Otsego County, MI (17)  AntrimCounty(17) Antrim County (17)  CharlevoixCounty(42) Charlevoix County (42)  CrawfordCounty(20) Crawford County (20)  GrandTraverseCounty(34) Grand Traverse County (34)  KalkaskaCounty(8) Kalkaska County (8)  LeelanauCounty(22) Leelanau County (22)  OtsegoCounty(17) Otsego County (17)
Bellaire is the county seat for Antrim County
Adjacent to Antrim County, Michigan
      Charlevoix County (42)  
      Crawford County (20)  
      Grand Traverse County (34)  
      Kalkaska County (8)  
      Leelanau County (22)  
      Otsego County (17)  
 
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1 Michigan, Antrim County, Alden — Alden Veterans Memorial
This Memorial is Dedicated to the Men and Women Who Served Their Country, State, and Community With Courage, Dedication, and Sacrifice in War and in Peace. They Will Not Be Forgotten.Map (db m190677) WM
2 Michigan, Antrim County, Alden — L1429 — Pere Marquette Railroad Depot
In 1891-92 the Chicago and West Michigan Railway, precursor to the Pere Marquette Railroad, extended the line between Traverse City and Petoskey through Spencer Creek. William Alden Smith, the railway's general counsel, advocated building the . . . Map (db m190676) HM
3 Michigan, Antrim County, Bellaire, Kearney Township — 274 — Bellaire – The Antrim County Seat
The first pioneers of Antrim County settled along Grand Traverse Bay near Elk Rapids in the 1850s. Later settlers moved inland, and urged that the county seat be transferred from the bay shore closer to the geographical center of the . . . Map (db m234153) HM
4 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — Because of the Water...
Before America was discovered, indigenous people hunted and fished the Grand Traverse region for thousands of years. As far back as 8,000 B.C., the waters of Grand Traverse Bay, Elk River and the 14 lakes of Antrim County's Chain of Lakes had been . . . Map (db m98175) HM
5 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — Early Elk Rapids and the Elk River
In this photo you are standing on the other side of the Elk River and to the left side of the photograph. This picture of Elk Rapids is from the 1890s and the view is from the top of the Elk Rapids Iron Company's Furnace. What is left of this . . . Map (db m98173) HM
6 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — Elk Rapids
In 1856 Dexter and Noble Company began building an empire with their sawmill and mercantile business. In 1872 they built an iron smelting plant, one of the largest charcoal furnaces in the country. At each step of their building that empire, . . . Map (db m98125) HM
7 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — 2265 — Elk Rapids Golf Park
Elk Rapids thrived in the late nineteenth century due to the lumber industry boom and local iron and chemical manufacturing plants. When the economy declined, people left to find work. Between 1910 and 1920. the town lost two-thirds of its . . . Map (db m234256) HM
8 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — Elk River, Entry to the Chain of Lakes of Antrim County
As shown in the above photograph taken in c1910, the Elk River and Chain of Lakes provided a means of transporting logs to the Dexter & Noble sawmill and a shoreline site where cord wood was made into charcoal fuel for the iron furnace. This . . . Map (db m98151) HM
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9 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — 2297 — First Methodist Episcopal Church
In the late 1850s traveling pastors began to conduct Methodist services in Elk Rapids and nearby communities. First Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in the early 1870s. Services were held in a former school and then a former . . . Map (db m234753) HM
10 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — Land of Anishinabek
Native Americans have hunted and fished the Grand Traverse region for thousands of years, perhaps as many as 10,000 years before white settlers appeared. The waters of the Bay, Elk River and the 14 lakes of Antrim County's Chain of Lakes had been . . . Map (db m98128) HM
11 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — Rotary Park "Centennial Project"
US 31 in its present location was built in 1953. In the 1960s, the Rotary Club of Elk Rapids began to develop the land between the highway and Elk River. With the help of other local organizations, the area became a park, named Rotary Park in . . . Map (db m98118) HM
12 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — 548 — The Island House
Edwin S. Noble (1838-1922) designed and built this house for his family in 1865. Noble, an expert accountant, was associated with the Dexter Noble Company, first as secretary-treasurer and later as a full partner. The company was involved in . . . Map (db m234603) HM
13 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — 59 — Township Hall
Designed by Charles H.Peale and built in 1883 near the site where the earliest white settler, Abram Wadsworth had lived, the Elk Rapids Township Hall has served as a social and political center center for over ninety years. Largely due to . . . Map (db m234752) HM
14 Michigan, Antrim County, Elk Rapids — Why All of the Stumps?
It has often been asked, "Why the stumps in the river?" In a way, the stumps tell the story of Elk Rapids. In the beginning the trees grew there while the land was still dry. As one can see in the photograph of the blast furnace, which was . . . Map (db m98135) HM
15 Michigan, Antrim County, Ellsworth, Banks Township — 1941 — Essex
At the beginning of 1901, a reporter visiting Essex noted thirty to forty houses, a large sawmill. a stave factory, a shingle mill, one store, a telephone office, a blacksmith shop, a livery stable and a post office. A 1902 Central Lake Torch . . . Map (db m234152) HM
16 Michigan, Antrim County, Mancelona, Mancelona Township — L1618 — Village of Wetzell
On November 10, 1881, the Antrim County Herald ran an advertisement about the village of Wetzell that read: "New Town, New Store; Everything New!" Earlier that year the Wetzell brothers had platted the village and opened a sawmill. As the . . . Map (db m215768) HM
17 Michigan, Antrim County, Praga, Jordan Township — 1883 — Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church
n 1885 Bohemian immigrants founded Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church, named for the patron saint of Czechoslovakia. The settlers, most of whom emigrated from Prague, named their community Praga. This Gothic Revival church was built as a . . . Map (db m234149) HM
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