“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jackson County, Michigan

Clickable Map of Jackson 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> Jackson County, MI (130) Calhoun County, MI (138) Eaton County, MI (79) Hillsdale County, MI (66) Ingham County, MI (184) Lenawee County, MI (157) Livingston County, MI (67) Washtenaw County, MI (326)  JacksonCounty(130) Jackson County (130)  CalhounCounty(138) Calhoun County (138)  EatonCounty(79) Eaton County (79)  HillsdaleCounty(66) Hillsdale County (66)  InghamCounty(184) Ingham County (184)  LenaweeCounty(157) Lenawee County (157)  LivingstonCounty(67) Livingston County (67)  WashtenawCounty(326) Washtenaw County (326)
Jackson is the county seat for Jackson County
Adjacent to Jackson County, Michigan
      Calhoun County (138)  
      Eaton County (79)  
      Hillsdale County (66)  
      Ingham County (184)  
      Lenawee County (157)  
      Livingston County (67)  
      Washtenaw County (326)  
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1 Michigan, Jackson County, Brooklyn — L853 — Brooklyn Presbyterian Church
Thirteen lay members founded the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn in 1838. The Reverend C.W. Gurney became the church's first installed pastor in 1841. Dedicatory services for the church were held on October 7, 1845. Built with hand-hewn beams . . . Map (db m84885) HM
2 Michigan, Jackson County, Brooklyn — L29 — Brooklyn's Founder
This village was founded by the Rev. Calvin Swain, who filed the first land claim on June 16, 1832. Elder Swain, who had been a chaplain in the War of 1812, was a Baptist minister and the postmaster in Adamsville, New York, before coming to Michigan . . . Map (db m84886) HM
3 Michigan, Jackson County, Brooklyn — Ford Motor Company Brooklyn Plant: — A "Village Industry" Success Story
Brooklyn Plant a Significant Employer for Residents In 1921, American industrialist Henry Ford purchased the property of the former Swain Mill, which had burned 9 years earlier. Ford held the site vacant until 1938, when he began construction . . . Map (db m210618) HM
4 Michigan, Jackson County, Brooklyn — Henry Ford in Brooklyn — Building a Village Industry
This building endures as one of the small "Village Industry" factories built by Henry Ford throughout southeast Michigan in the early 20th century. Most of these factories occupied the sites of earlier water-powered mills and harnessed small . . . Map (db m210729) HM
5 Michigan, Jackson County, Brooklyn — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated in honor of all the men and women of South Central Michigan who rendered unyielding service to the cause of liberty in declared and undeclared wars to keep the United States of America a free and great nation Civil . . . Map (db m206846) WM
6 Michigan, Jackson County, Brooklyn — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to and in grateful recognition of those who made the supreme sacrifice and honoring all who gallantly served in defense and preservation of their countryMap (db m211984) WM
7 Michigan, Jackson County, Clarklake — L2225 — First Universalist Church
Liberty Township was organized in 1837. Early settlers, many from New York State, founded the Universalist Society in 1856, They organized a Ladies Aid in 1869 and a school in 1876. The society held services in the school and the Methodist church . . . Map (db m211490) HM
8 Michigan, Jackson County, Concord — Concord and Vicinity World War II Veterans Memorial — 1941 1945
Dedicated in grateful tribute to those of Concord and vicinity who served in World War II and in perpetual memory of those who died. Eugene Adams • Robert D. Aldrich • William B. Aldrich • E. Nathan Aldrich • Francis C. Amburgey • . . . Map (db m209235) WM
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9 Michigan, Jackson County, Concord — L2068 — Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church
Concord Universalists. After migrating from the East, primarily New York State, thirteen families brought their faith to Concord and formed a Universalist Society in 1854. Society members erected this building in 1866 and formally reorganized . . . Map (db m78876) HM
10 Michigan, Jackson County, Concord — Marion Hubbard McFarlane
To honor the memory of Marion Hubbard McFarlane January 25, 1909 - July 27, 1991 Beloved Chapter MemberMap (db m206858) HM
11 Michigan, Jackson County, Concord — L1842 — Paddock-Hubbard House
Side 1 In 1843 New York natives Alfred and Ruth Paddock migrated to Concord Township. Within two years they erected this Greek Revival house, reminiscent of those in their home state. A prominent merchant, Alfred Paddock (1805-1870) owned . . . Map (db m78877) HM
12 Michigan, Jackson County, Concord, Concord Township — Maple Grove Veterans Memorial
To the men and women who served our country to protect our freedom and especially those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, in your honor, in memory of Spc. Donald L. Wheeler Jr. (DJ) this monument is dedicated. "All gave some, some gave all" . . . Map (db m226145) WM
13 Michigan, Jackson County, Concord, Concord Township — West Concord Cemetery / West Brick School
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. As early as 1840 school has been held at this location when fifty-seven students attended the log store turn. By 1849 . . . Map (db m226151) HM
14 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake — Adam Overacker — Revolutionary War Soldier
PVT – NY Born 27 June 1761 Died 14 Nov 1842 Grass Lake, Jackson CO., MIMap (db m140651) HM WM
15 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake — Electric Interurban Railway
This replica of a turn of the century interurban rail waiting station is built on the former right of way of the D.U.R. - the Detroit Urban Railway. The D.U.R. was one of two interurban lines found in Grass Lake from about 1890 to the mid-1920's. . . . Map (db m211989) HM
16 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake — L1854 — Grass Lake / Michigan Central Railroad Depot
Grass Lake The first settlers arrived in Grass Lake in 1829. Two years later a post office, the second in Jackson County, opened at the settlement. In 1832 Grass Lake Township was created; the current boundaries were established in 1836. . . . Map (db m55223) HM
17 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake — Grass Lake Veterans Memorial
1914 1954 To commemorate the service and sacrifice of the men and women of Grass Lake Community in the Armed Forces of our country in World War I, World War II and the Korean Conflict Vietnam War Lebanon/Grenada - Panama Gulf . . . Map (db m211990) WM
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18 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake — Maintenance/Handcar Shed — New York Central Railroad
Originally situated east of this location, on the south side of the N.Y.C. Tracks. Donated by the Tom Shankland Family 1991Map (db m212017) HM
19 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake — 233 — The Jackson Area
Pioneers in the 1830's by the tens of thousands traveled west over the Territorial Road (roughly parallel to I-94). Many of them stopped in the Jackson area to take up land. Jackson County was named after Andrew Jackson and organized in 1832. The . . . Map (db m86567) HM
20 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake — Union Block — S.E. Corner of E. Michigan Ave. & Lafayette St.
Built in 1866, at a cost of $60,000, the Union Block (later referred to as the Beaman Block) was the largest business block in Grass Lake. During its lifetime, it was a hotel, a sanatorium for mineral water cure, a town hall, a carriage factory, . . . Map (db m211986) HM
21 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake, Grass Lake Charter Township — Grass Lake Michigan Central Railroad Station — Whistle Stop Depot
The Central Railroad (later named the Michigan Central Railroad or MCRR) came through Grass Lake in 1842. When the stone depot was built in 1887, the original wooden station was tom down. Located at 210 E. Michigan Ave., this railroad station . . . Map (db m226821) HM
22 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake, Grass Lake Charter Township — Grass Lake Sports Day — Fri., Sept. 4, 1908 — (North Side of E. Main St. [E. Michigan Ave.]) —
The August 13, 1908, edition of the Grass Lake News headline read, "Sports Day An Assured Fact." The article goes on to say, "At a meeting of a number of business men at the town hall to consider the matter of holding a Sports Day in Grass Lake, . . . Map (db m226825) HM
23 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake, Grass Lake Charter Township — Grass Lake Union School — (N.W. Corner of Church St. & S. Union St.)
1908 School Photograph (High School & Lower Grades) The Grass Lake Union School was built in 1863-64, the cast addition was added in 1867. The 1959-60 school year was the final time that it was used, and it was torn down in June & July 1960. . . . Map (db m226823) HM
24 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake, Grass Lake Charter Township — Michigan Central Railroad Train #6
Michigan Central's 4-4-0 locomotive #6 was built in 1877. It was renumbered to #156 in 1897. MCRR locomotive #6 was rebuilt and modernized in October 1902 and retired in 1922. The steep ramp in the background was constructed so that horse-drawn . . . Map (db m226820) HM
25 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake, Grass Lake Charter Township — The Coe House Museum — The Henry and Aurora (Walker) Vinkle Home — Built ca 1871 —
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the US Dept. of the Interior 31 July 2017Map (db m226828) HM
26 Michigan, Jackson County, Grass Lake, Grass Lake Charter Township — Well Block — 101 W. Michigan Ave., (S.W. Corner of S. Lake St. & Main St.)
On Sept. 24, 1898, Barney Toufel bought the lot on which John Askew's brick blacksmith shop stood. He then tore it down and built the building called the Well Block. Known as the Well Block because of its adjacency to the public well; the . . . Map (db m226827) HM
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27 Michigan, Jackson County, Hanover — L1979 — Hanover High School / Hanover-Horton Schools
Hanover High School Located on one of Hanover's most prominent sites, this former school was erected in 1911. Built in the Georgian Revival style, this town landmark exemplifies a school design popular during the early . . . Map (db m165368) HM
28 Michigan, Jackson County, Hanover — Hanover-Horton Veterans Memorial
In memory of all veterans dedicated by Hanover - HortonMap (db m165363) WM
29 Michigan, Jackson County, Hanover — Hitching Post
This horse hitching post came from the pioneer family estate of Wells & Mary Dew of Hanover. Wells Dew was active in the financing and development of Hanover and also took an interest in politics. Their daughter Edith was County . . . Map (db m165370) HM
30 Michigan, Jackson County, Hanover — James Orsemus Bibbins and Lovisa Storm Bibbins
In grateful remembrance of James Orsemus Bibbins 1811 - 1892 Capt. 77th Reg. New York State Militia 1884 And his beloved wife Lovisa Storm Bibbins 1816-1898 Of Dutch and Welsh lineage, they were among the pioneers who came from . . . Map (db m206849) HM
31 Michigan, Jackson County, Horton — Horton Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who served their countryMap (db m160340) WM
32 Michigan, Jackson County, Horton — L0740 — Wellman General Store
This triple-brick Victorian-style structure, built in 1886 by Newton Sears and Milford Tanner, exemplifies small town midwestern general stores of the 1880s. In 1891, Ernest Wellman and his mother bought out Tanner's interest. The following year, . . . Map (db m88685) HM
33 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — 9-11 Memorial
To honor all the people who lost their lives, and praise the heroes who died trying to save others. To commemorate the courage of an entire nation, and pay tribute to its strength in persevering. To remember the attacks on the United . . . Map (db m206982) WM
34 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — 757 — Abolitionists in Jackson
In the 1830s-50s, a strong antislavery presence grew in Jackson. Opponents of slavery advocated for their cause with prominent speakers and public meetings. The courthouse, located in the southwest corner of what became the intersection of . . . Map (db m196374) HM
35 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — S0559 — Austin Blair
Austin Blair began his political career in Eaton Rapids, where he was elected Eaton County clerk in 1842. As a member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1846-1849), he served in the Judiciary Committee and was a leading supporter or the 1846 . . . Map (db m54275) HM
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36 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — 1 — Bucky Harris Park — Experience Jackson — The Jackson Underground Railroad Tour —
Center of Conflict and Conviction Bucky Harris Park was a busting business district in the center of town known as Jacksonburg Square in the 1800s. It featured the old county courthouse, three commercial blocks, and the first newspaper . . . Map (db m206847) HM
37 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — S0703 — Camp Blair
During the the American Civil War (1861-1865) one of Michigan's military headquarters was In Jackson. Camp Blair was planned 1863 as a draft rendezvous point and as a center for convalescing troops. Named for incumbent governor Austin Blair, a . . . Map (db m210749) HM
38 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Camp Blair: Major Military Headquarters
Camp Blair was named after Gov. Austin Blair, who served as "Michigan's Civil War Governor" from 1861-65. Blair, of Jackson, visited the camp several times. He is buried in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery,Jackson. Camp of Many Purposes Camp . . . Map (db m210745) HM
39 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Camp Jackson: Vital Civil War Training Ground
Rendezvous Point for the 20th and 26th Regiments Camp Jackson was a training ground for Civil War recruits in the 20th and 26th regiments of the Michigan Volunteer Infantry. The camp was located on land owned by Jeremiah Marvin, a Blackman . . . Map (db m197268) HM
40 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — City Bank and Trust Company, N.A. — Michigan Centennial Business
Michigan Centennial Business This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of City Bank and Trust Company, N.A. Founded in 1848 For more than 100 years of Continuous Operation in service To the . . . Map (db m211405) HM
41 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Collins Manufacturing/Jackson Automobile Co. Complex — Turn-of-the-century landmark
19th-20th Century Industrial/Commercial Complex The historic Collins Manufacturing/Jackson Automobile Co. Complex is an important physical reminder of Jackson's industrial and commercial development and an excellent representation of . . . Map (db m210726) HM
42 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Country Store
This building was constructed by the city of Jackson in the early 1920s, and was originally used for park utility purposes including the housing of zoo animals. The complex was renovated over time by the Museum to include a doctor's office, . . . Map (db m211801) HM
43 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Deland Point: A Humanitarian Hub
Underground Railroad Hub The DeLand family's property was located on the northeast corner of Mechanic and Franklin streets from 1851 until 1878. Three family members participated in the Underground Railroad: William DeLand offered his . . . Map (db m210762) HM
44 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Dibble School
The Dibble schoolhouse was built in 1885 and was first located at the corner of Kibby and Robinson Roads. This one-room schoolhouse was donated to the Museum by the Union School District of Jackson and moved to its current site in 1968.Map (db m211733) HM
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45 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Edward Pomeroy Post No. 48 Grand Army Of The Republic
Dedicated in loving memory of Edward Pomeroy Post No. 48 Grand Army of the RepublicMap (db m206855) WM
46 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Eldred Mill — Part of a thriving industrial center in downtown Jackson
In 1888, the above engineering building (today at 124 W. Louis Glick Highway) was added to the Eldred Mill complex immediately west of the mill. In later Jackson history, the building became known as Howard's Feedstore Warehouse. Today, . . . Map (db m212196) HM
47 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L147 — Ella Sharp Museum
In 1855 Abraham Wing purchased this farm for his widowed daughter, Mary. Within a year she married Dwight Merriman, and under their guidance, “Hillside” became a model farm, with over 600 acres of orchards and cultivated fields. In 1881 their first . . . Map (db m63843) HM
48 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Ella W. Sharp Park
This 530 acre tract and a generous endowment, the gift of Ella Wing Merriman Sharp to her native City of Jackson 1914 "Its beauty a fitting memorial to a useful life"Map (db m212213) HM
49 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Elnora Moorman Plaza
Elnora Moorman was appointed in May of 1969 and then elected in 1971 as the City of Jackson's first African-American and female City Commissioner. She later served as Vice-Mayor and also served the City of Jackson Housing Commission and Jackson . . . Map (db m211979) HM
50 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L1171 — First Baptist Church
In 1834 thirteen Jackson pioneers established the Barry-Jackson Baptist Church in Sandstone Township. Five years later the Reverend David Hendee and seventeen members of that church formed the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Meetings were held in . . . Map (db m54348) HM
51 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L1410 — First Congregational Church
This monumental Romanesque Revival church was erected in 1859 according to plans by architect Horatio N. White of Syracuse, New York. It is this congregation's third church. In 1871 the building was raised eight feet to accommodate lower-level . . . Map (db m54349) HM
52 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L2166 — First Methodist Episcopal Church
The origins of the First United Methodist Church can be traced to 1831 when preacher Elijah Pilcher arrived in “Jacksonburgh” to serve the town's growing Methodist community. Services were held around town until a small church was . . . Map (db m54374) HM
53 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — S178 — First State Prison — Registered Michigan Historic Site
This was the original site of Michigan's first state prison, approved by the legislature in 1838. A temporary wooden prison, enclosed by a fence of tamarack poles, was built on sixty acres donated for that purpose here. In 1839 the first 35 . . . Map (db m54645) HM
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54 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Gazebo
The Gazebo was originally located in the garden south of the farmhouse, where the Dibble School is now located. There was a footpath that led from the house to the gazebo, and Mrs. Sharp often had breakfast or tea there when the weather was nice. . . . Map (db m211735) HM
55 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Gold Star Mothers Of Jackson County World War II Memorial
In memory of our valiant sons of World War IIMap (db m210712) WM
56 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Granary
The Granary was formerly two structures connected by an open shed. The brick building served as the farm's granary, and the wood structure and open shed were used as a work area for the repair and storage of farm tools and equipment. The building . . . Map (db m211960) HM
57 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Hague Park: Summer Amusement Hot Spot
The Glory Days of Hague Park In the 1890s, Vandercook Lake property owner Edrick Hague developed this spot as a picnic area. Entrepreneurs later leased the acreage from Hague with the intent of turning it into an amusement park. In 1907, . . . Map (db m211590) HM
58 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L2025 — Horace Ismon / Ismon Building
(side a) Horace Ismon This building was erected for Jackson dry goods merchant Horace Ismon in 1853. Ismon had begun his mercantile career in Paw Paw during the 1840s. Although established in Jackson, he continued his Paw Paw . . . Map (db m54647) HM
59 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson County Global War on Terror Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who followed in the paths taken by earlier patriots and offered their lives. in service to their country during the Global War on Terror. Because of them- -we are free -our nation lives -our world is blessed . . . Map (db m210716) WM
60 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson County Korean Veterans Memorial
Jackson County Korean Veterans who gave their lives to preserve the freedom of our country 1950 - 1955 Angevine Robert H • Armbruster Herbert • Barnes Raymond C • Clickner George W • Curran Richard P • Fisher Richard L • King . . . Map (db m210713) WM
61 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson County Spanish War Veterans Memorial
1898 To 1913 Honoring All Who Served Cuba Philippine Islands
Porto-Rico U.S.A. Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902
Map (db m209994) WM
62 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson County Women Of Service Monument — For God and Country
In honor of the women of Jackson County who have served and are now serving in the military service of the United States of AmericaMap (db m209993) WM
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63 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson County World War I Veterans Memorial
Jackson County World War I Veterans Who Sacrificed Their Lives To Preserve The Principles Of This Country 4-6-1917 11-11-1918 George Ahl • Charles Oscar Anderson • Charles Aloysisus Andrews • Frank Asch • Lawrence Bailey • . . . Map (db m209995) WM
64 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson County World War II Veterans Memorial
Thomas Adams • Alver Anderberg • Elmer C. Anderson • Harold Appel • James J. Archambeault • Kenneth Aten • Harry M. Aukerman • Zygmunt Backus • Robert Baggs • Elwood Bailey • Malcolm Bailey • Tiffany Bailey • Arthur C. Bamm, . . . Map (db m209999) WM
65 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson Poor Farm Cemetery — Part of a larger landmark known as The Jackson County Poor Farm/House/Infirmary
Ira McGonagel (1808- 1892) is among those buried in the Jackson Poor Farm Cemetery. Ira, the son of Scottish immigrants, was the father of 9, a "farmer” and a "laborer" He owned real estate in Jackson County in the 1860s-70s, . . . Map (db m212193) HM
66 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson Train Station
The Final Ride to Midnight This property originally a freight depot offered a rail ride to freedom on the fastest transportation possible, but it came with a cost. Imagine hiding among the cargo knowing that if you're found you could be . . . Map (db m210727) HM
67 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L1852 — Jacksonburg Public Square
On March 30, 1830, a commission appointed to choose Jackson County's seat of government reported: "A territorial road, call the St. Joseph's road, was last winter laid.... Where this road crosses the Grand river... a flourishing village is . . . Map (db m54313) HM
68 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — James J. Keeley Park — A Premium Entertainment Venue in Jackson History
A cherished public gathering space with a long, illustrious past and a bright future Original portions of the Jackson County Fairgrounds were purchased by the Jackson County Agricultural Society (JCAS) in 1856 from the widow of Dr. Oliver . . . Map (db m239168) HM
69 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L0884 — McCain School
This typical one-room schoolhouse was built for School District No. 2 of Summit Township in the 1880s. Named for a school board member, McCain School is the second schoolhouse erected on this site. The first was built in the early 1850s shortly . . . Map (db m88676) HM
70 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Merriman-Sharp Farmhouse
The original portion of the Merriman-Sharp farmhouse was built in the 1840s. Major additions were constructed in 1857 and 1863. The Merriman-Sharp family occupied the house from 1857 to 1912. The house reflects both the Greek Revival and Italianate . . . Map (db m211962) HM
71 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Michael M. Medley Memorial
Charles D. Plumb • Wendell J. Jarrell • Larrie C. Allen • Billy R. Hunter • Peter S. Hawley • Daniel J. Maes • Willie Johnson Jr. • Jackie Ray • Lawrence J. Buynoski Robert J. Jenks • John C. Bonney • Eric L. Stauff • . . . Map (db m210715) WM
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72 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — S763 — Michigan Central Railroad Depots
Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR) stations between Chicago and Detroit formed a freedom corridor that helped self-liberated persons escape slavery prior to the Civil War. The MCRR'S Jackson passenger station played a key role in the lives of the . . . Map (db m223756) HM
73 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Moments in Time — Consumers Energy
1940 - 1962 Fossil Fuel Generation Shown here with upgrades, these generating plants are still producing electricity. Weadock-Bay City Generating since 1940 Cobb-Muskegon Generating since 1948 Whiting-Monroe Generating since 1952 . . . Map (db m210785) HM
74 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — 753 — Mount Evergreen Cemetery / The Underground Railroad In Jackson
Mount Evergreen Cemetery. In 1843 Jackson's village council purchased land from Eunice Dygert to establish public burial grounds in the village. The grounds were officially named Mount Evergreen Cemetery in 1879. The Greenwood Wall on the . . . Map (db m206859) HM
75 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — 4 — Mt. Evergreen Cemetery — Experience Jackson — The Jackson Underground Railroad Tour —
Resting Place for American Heroes Here is hallowed ground where many of the bravest and most honorable heroes from America's history have been laid to rest. Mt. Evergreen is a dedicated burial ground for soldiers from the War of 1812, the . . . Map (db m206860) HM
76 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Remember Pearl Harbor
These 28 Michigan military men were part of the 1177 that lost their lives for our country on December 7, 1941 on the Battleship USS Arizona Frederick Purdy Amon, S1/c USN Niles • Joseph Baraga, SGT USMC Channing • Robert Emile Budd,F2/c USN . . . Map (db m209238) WM
77 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Second Missionary Baptist Church: — Historic Congregation
Congregation dates back to 1865 The Second Baptist Congregation was founded in 1865 when George and Sarah Green opened their home on Pearl Street, Jackson, for worship services. Over the years, the congregation built a masonry house of . . . Map (db m211881) HM
78 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Size 236
2018 Joshua Diedrich Plasticized Concrete Gift of Robert and Laurie LaZebnik Jackson native Robert (Bob) LaZebnik commissioned this enormous shoe to celebrate Miller's Shoe Parlor, a staple of downtown Jackson since 1913. Bob . . . Map (db m211731) HM
79 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
To the soldiers and sailors of Jackson County who gave their services and many their lives to their country in the war for the Union 1861-1865 Erected as a tribute of love and admiration by one of their companions-in-arms May 30, . . . Map (db m89603) WM
80 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L0587 — St. John's Church
Constructed in 1857, St. John's is the oldest Catholic Church in Jackson and was the only church of this denomination in this city until 1901. Bishop Peter Paul Lefevre laid the cornerstone for this structure in 1856. St. John's began as a mission . . . Map (db m55417) HM
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81 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L0885 — St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
In 1880 Bishop Casper Henry Borgess of the Detroit Diocese approved the establishment of a second Catholic parish in the city of Jackson. The cornerstone ceremony for the parish church was held July 4, 1881. The present limestone Romanesque . . . Map (db m55220) HM
82 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — L1221 — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On December 8, 1838, the founders of St. Paul's Parish met and began the task of drafting the Articles of Organization for a “new Protestant society.” The Parish of St. Paul's Church was officially established with the signing by . . . Map (db m54646) HM
83 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Stillson Log House
This log house was built by Eli Stillson in the late 1860s and was lived in by multiple families until the early 1960s. Over time, the cabin underwent many changes, including the addition of numerous windows and doors. The structure was . . . Map (db m211730) HM
84 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — 2 — The First Congregational Church — Experience Jackson — The Jackson Underground Railroad Tour —
An Emboldened Community For Civil Rights Starting in the 1840s, the First Congregational Church played an active role in social reforms, civil rights and the anti-slavery movement. This is the setting where the congregation tried to do what . . . Map (db m206853) HM
85 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — The Hurst Professional Building
In 1975, when Dennis Hurst was elected the youngest City Commissioner in Jackson history he emphasized his commitment to restore downtown Jackson. Hurst joined with Mayor Fred Janke and other Commissioners to create the Downtown Development . . . Map (db m206852) HM
86 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — The St. Joseph Indian Trail
Here the St. Joseph Indian Trail crossed Jackson's first town square 1830Map (db m206856) HM
87 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — This alley is named for Emma Nichols
This alley is named for Emma Nichols, a woman who found freedom in Jackson on the Underground Railroad. Emma was born a slave in Virginia in 1830. She later escaped slavery and came to Jackson seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad. Emma and . . . Map (db m206848) HM
88 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Tower Barn
The original was built in the late 1840s with alterations occurring over time, including the addition of the tower section. Initially, the barn. was used for general livestock and agricultural purposes, but as the farm evolved it . . . Map (db m211738) HM
89 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Under The Oaks
Birthplace of a Political Movement On July 6, 1854, a new movement was born from a gathering of like-minded people who knew every man and woman was created equal. This gathering created a political change in the United States by signaling . . . Map (db m210782) HM
90 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Under the Oaks
Here, under the oaks, July 6th, 1854, was born the Republican Party destined in the throes of civil strife to abolish slavery, vindicate democracy and perpetuate the Union.Map (db m211289) HM
91 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — S0015 — Under the Oaks
On July 6, 1854, a state convention of anti-slavery men was held in Jackson to found a new political party. Uncle Tom's Cabin had been published two years earlier, causing increased resentment against slavery, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of May, . . . Map (db m55195) HM
92 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Unknown Soldiers Memorial
In memory of our unknown soldiers Presented by the General W.H. Withington Circle, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, as a memorial to the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and lineal female descendants of the men who offered their . . . Map (db m210718) WM
93 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — USS Arizona Battleship BB-39
On December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, a sneak attack by the Japanese Imperial Navy sunk this ship among others taking 1177 servicemen with it. A day of infamy never to forget.Map (db m206981) HM WM
94 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Veterans Memorial — Laura Evans Memorial
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95 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Veterans Memorial
Erected in grateful recognition of the men and women of Summit Township In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and in honor of all who faithfully served in defense of our countryMap (db m211964) WM
96 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Woodshop
In 1971 the Museum moved this original Merriman-Sharp farm building to its current location where it was adapted for use as an exhibit area. It has since been repurposed for educational programs as an example of a typical nineteenth . . . Map (db m211736) HM
97 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson, Norvell Township — Norvell Community Baptist Church — Historic Site est. 1839 — Jackson County —
It was in 1839 that a group of seekers after God's truth gathered together to found Norvell Community Baptist Church. The thirty charter members first met in the Norvell Plains School and built the present church in 1871, which is an historic site . . . Map (db m226818) HM
98 Michigan, Jackson County, Michigan Center — Leoni Township Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Leoni Township who devotedly served their country in time of war.Map (db m198189) WM
99 Michigan, Jackson County, Napoleon — Corporal Glenn Kleile
To the memory of Corporal Glenn Kleile Company B. 26th. Infantry 338th. Regiment, A. E. F. Who gave his life for his country at Argonne Forest, France. October 9, 1918.Map (db m206851) WM
100 Michigan, Jackson County, Napoleon — Napoleon Township World War II Veterans Memorial
Erected as a lasting tribute to the men and women of Napoleon Township who served their country in World War II Wallace Adache, Jr. • Owen Adams • Robert Adams • Floyd Aiken • Robert Aiken • Harold Alger • Harold F. Alger • Vernon . . . Map (db m221724) WM

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