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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clinton County, Michigan

Clickable Map of Clinton County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Clinton County, MI (38) Eaton County, MI (78) Gratiot County, MI (16) Ingham County, MI (181) Ionia County, MI (57) Montcalm County, MI (22) Shiawassee County, MI (43)  ClintonCounty(38) Clinton County (38)  EatonCounty(78) Eaton County (78)  GratiotCounty(16) Gratiot County (16)  InghamCounty(181) Ingham County (181)  IoniaCounty(57) Ionia County (57)  MontcalmCounty(22) Montcalm County (22)  ShiawasseeCounty(43) Shiawassee County (43)
St. Johns is the county seat for Clinton County
Adjacent to Clinton County, Michigan
      Eaton County (78)  
      Gratiot County (16)  
      Ingham County (181)  
      Ionia County (57)  
      Montcalm County (22)  
      Shiawassee County (43)  
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1 Michigan, Clinton County, Bath — S631 — Bath School Disaster
On May 18, 1927, a dynamite blast rocked the Bath Consolidated School, shattering one wing of the building and resulting in the deaths of thirty-nine children and teachers; dozens more were injured. An inquest concluded that dynamite had been . . . Map (db m196788) HM
2 Michigan, Clinton County, Bath Township — Bath Township Veterans Memorial
This Memorial Is Dedicated To All Veterans Who Gave Their Lives And To Those Who Proudly Served Our Great Nation During The Many Wars And Conflicts.Map (db m210794) WM
3 Michigan, Clinton County, Bath Township — L449 — Gunnisonville United Methodist Church
Gunnisonville United Methodist Church Built 1888Map (db m211592) HM
4 Michigan, Clinton County, Bath Township — In Memoriam James Couzens Agricultural School
In 1873 there was built on this site a two story school constructed of brick and wood. It was erected approximately 100 feet east of this sign. The school consisted of 10 grades; a giant step toward higher education in the Bath area. In . . . Map (db m210790) HM
5 Michigan, Clinton County, DeWitt, DeWitt Township — Clavey House
. . . Map (db m233933) HM
6 Michigan, Clinton County, DeWitt, DeWitt Township — Dillis-Cutler-Ward House
Jerome and Estella Dills built this large frame house about 1905 as a retirement home. It's built in a style widely popular in DeWitt at that time due the many farmers retiring and settling in the small village of DeWitt during the first . . . Map (db m233934) HM
7 Michigan, Clinton County, DeWitt, DeWitt Township — Hunter House
This Greek Revival style house was constructed in 1855 by DeWitt merchant Horatio Hunter. It originally stood at 121 East Jefferson Street. This portion of the original house was moved to this site by the Shafley family in 1927.Map (db m233595) HM
8 Michigan, Clinton County, DeWitt, DeWitt Township — Lankford-Hill House
This Greek revival style house was built in the early 1850's by Riley J. Woodruff. Mr. Woodruff was an early DeWitt settler and cabinetmaker. It was later owned by Milton F. White, a general merchant in DeWitt.Map (db m233966) HM
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9 Michigan, Clinton County, DeWitt, DeWitt Township — Simmons House
Dr. Richard Simmons had this one and a half story frame house built in the late 1890's. It featured detailed oak woodwork on the interior. Dr. Simmons' office was located in the building now housing the Family Barber shop.Map (db m233937) HM
10 Michigan, Clinton County, DeWitt, DeWitt Township — The Topping House
Built in the early 1850s, this saltbox home was originally located at 206 W. Main. Dr. George Topping purchased it in 1856 and used it as an office and drugstore. It was moved to its present location about 1913.Map (db m233936) HM
11 Michigan, Clinton County, DeWitt, DeWitt Township — Van Fleet House
This large two story house was built about 1910 by Knight and Harriet Van Fleet. Mr. Van Fleet and other members of his family were noted quality builders early in the twentieth century.Map (db m233967) HM
12 Michigan, Clinton County, DeWitt, DeWitt Township — Woodruff House
This two story brick house was built in the 1870's by Addison Woodruff to replace an earlier home that sat on the site. Mr. Woodruff was an early DeWitt merchant. This house is believed to have been the first brick house built in the Village . . . Map (db m233965) HM
13 Michigan, Clinton County, Eagle — L290 — Joshua Simmons II
Joshua Simmons II, Revolutionary War veteran, is buried in this cemetery. He was born on a Massachusetts farm in the early 1760's. In 1778 he volunteered to fight the British and served with various units in Massachusetts for about two years. In . . . Map (db m215373) HM
14 Michigan, Clinton County, Grand Ledge, Watertown Township — 268 — Michigan's Capital
Ahead lies Lansing, capital of Michigan. In 1835, when the state was organized, Detroit was the capital, as it had been when Michigan was a territory. The capital, after much debate, was moved to its present, more centally located site in 1847. The . . . Map (db m94905) HM
15 Michigan, Clinton County, Laingsburg — Sleepy Hollow State Park — Welcome! To Sleepy Hollow State Park!
Sleepy Hollow has three picnic areas with shelters, 1/8 mile of swim beach and a 181 site modern campground. The 11 miles of hiking trails and six miles of bridle trails pass through forested and open land. The park offers examples of "forest . . . Map (db m119568) HM
16 Michigan, Clinton County, Lansing, Bath Township — L449 — Gunnisonville
Purchasing one hundred sixty acres of farmland from the government, Elihu Gunnison, first settled this site, originally known as Gunnison, in 1835. This settlement, which its inhabitants often called “four corners,” had a general store owned and . . . Map (db m196655) HM
17 Michigan, Clinton County, Lansing, DeWitt Township — L568 — Philip Orin Parmelee
Side 1 Philip Orin Parmelee, noted early aviator, lived a tragically brief but venturesome life. Born in 1887 in Matherton, Michigan, Parmelee grew up in nearby St. Johns, Clinton County, where he developed a keen interest in . . . Map (db m233545) HM
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18 Michigan, Clinton County, Ovid — Carriage House
In 1996, the Ovid Historical Society with the financial aid of the Downtown Development Association purchased a carriage that had been manufactured at the Ovid Carriage Works, later known as the Scofield Buggy Company in Ovid. The members of the . . . Map (db m119805) HM
19 Michigan, Clinton County, Ovid — L1718 — George D. Sowers House
Built in 1869-70 for George D. and Carrie Sowers, this house is an excellent example of Italianate architecture. Sowers, the first of several prominent local businessmen to live here, owned a planing mill located across the street with his partner, . . . Map (db m119389) HM
20 Michigan, Clinton County, Ovid — L114 — Village of Ovid / First Congregational Church of Ovid
Village of Ovid In 1836, inhabitants of Ovid, Seneca Falls County, New York, began to settle this fertile farm area. Among them were Samuel Barker, who built his log cabin in "Section 6;" Jabez Denison, noted for his prowess in killing . . . Map (db m119352) HM
21 Michigan, Clinton County, Ovid, Ovid Township — Anthony Bontrager Building — est. 1871
Anthony (2002-2016) was the youngest of 11 children and his family restored many Ovid buildings. He spoke Spanish, made 6 missionary trips to Central America and was the joyful greeter at Henry and Ida's Gospel Barn in Ovid. Building occupants . . . Map (db m216355) HM
22 Michigan, Clinton County, Ovid, Ovid Township — Emily Kelley Building — est. 1871
Home to the horse-drawn carriage industry, a video store, church, tavern, recreation center, hardware store, dancehall and medical office where Emily Kelley (1988-2013) was the first infant patient. In her lifetime Emily helped restore 4 Ovid . . . Map (db m216356) HM
23 Michigan, Clinton County, Ovid, Ovid Township — Old Kent Bank — Michigan Centennial Business
In recognition of Old Kent Bank successor to State Savings Bank of Ovid founded in 1897 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to the economic growth and vitality of our . . . Map (db m216357) HM
24 Michigan, Clinton County, Ovid, Ovid Township — Ovid Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women who have served in the armed forces.Map (db m218270) WM
25 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns — Centennial Pine
Here on this 18th day of July, A. D. 1956, the people of St. Johns, Michigan, dedicate this tree and monument to the courage and sacrifice of our forebears, who founded this city 100 years ago. ————————————— Beneath this monument is buried a metal . . . Map (db m213099) HM
26 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns — Clinton County Veterans Memorial
Blue Star Mothers Chapter 88 wish to pay tribute to all from Clinton County who served in Korea and Vietnam when our country needed them ————————————— To those who gave their lives we will never forget the sacrifice you made bless you as you rest . . . Map (db m213100) WM
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27 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns — L765 — Paine-Gillam-Scott House
Lured by the railroad, John W. Paine (1821-1870) moved from the nearby Rochester Colony to St. Johns. In 1860 he built the town's first brick store and this house. The office was later added to this site. Dr. Samuel Gillam (1845-1908) remodeled . . . Map (db m215902) HM
28 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns, Bingham Township — Clinton County Medal of Honor Memorial
. . . Map (db m217967) WM
29 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns, Bingham Township — Clinton County Veterans Memorial
In memory of all Clinton County veteransMap (db m216352) WM
30 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns, Bingham Township — Clinton County Veterans Memorial
In lasting memory of the Clinton County men and women who serve in the armed forces, past, present and future Civil War James Abbottu • George Albert • Edwin Ammerman • George Anderson • Ira Armstrong • Abijah Arnett • . . . Map (db m217876) WM
31 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns, Bingham Township — Fire Bell
Used to summon volunteer fireman of St. John's 1877 to 1942Map (db m216353) HM
32 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns, Bingham Township — In Memoriam Grand Army of the Republic 1861 - 1865
This tree and monument planted and erected by the Ladies Relief Corps of the City of St. Johns. Michigan.Map (db m216351) WM
33 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns, Duplain Township — First Organized Settlement in Clinton County
This tablet is dedicated to the settlers who came from Rochester, N.Y., and marks the first organized settlement in Clinton County, Mich. - 1836Map (db m217495) HM
34 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns, Duplain Township — L83 — Rochester Colony
In 1836 a Rochester, New York, association purchased land here and by winter several families were settled in newly built log homes. Methodist circuit riders in 1837 organized a class which became center of the three-county Mapleton circuit. In 1841 . . . Map (db m217494) HM
35 Michigan, Clinton County, Saint Johns, Greenbush Township — L1370 — Greenbush United Methodist Church
The Reverend William Benson organized a Methodist class for this area in 1849. The class, which had seven members, held its first worship service in a log school south of Eureka. Later it met in the Sherwood School and the Keystone Grange Hall. . . . Map (db m217225) HM
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36 Michigan, Clinton County, Shepardsville, Ovid Township — First Professional Football Game in Michigan
In the field south of this site on July 4th, 1895 the Michigan Rushers, a local team, played the first professional football game in Michigan, and possibly in the U.S. This marker was placed by citizens of Clinton County, Michigan after a . . . Map (db m216354) HM
37 Michigan, Clinton County, Westphalia — L1325 — Westphalia Settlement / St. Mary's Parish
Westphalia Settlement In October 1836 the Reverend Anton Kopp and five other men from Westphalia, Germany, arrived in New York. They traveled to Detroit by way of the Erie Canal. Advised to settle in the Grand River Valley, the Reverend Kopp . . . Map (db m215916) HM
38 Michigan, Clinton County, Westphalia — Westphalia Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of Westphalia area military personnel who sacrificed their lives for our home and country. Civil War Franklin Fish · Henry Rocholl · Andrew Seckinger · Peter Sontag · Ulrich Thoma World War I Edward W. . . . Map (db m215915) WM
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Dec. 6, 2023