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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montcalm County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Montcalm 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 Montcalm County, MI (22) Clinton County, MI (49) Gratiot County, MI (16) Ionia County, MI (57) Isabella County, MI (15) Kent County, MI (104) Mecosta County, MI (21) Newaygo County, MI (5)  MontcalmCounty(22) Montcalm County (22)  ClintonCounty(49) Clinton County (49)  GratiotCounty(16) Gratiot County (16)  IoniaCounty(57) Ionia County (57)  IsabellaCounty(15) Isabella County (15)  KentCounty(104) Kent County (104)  MecostaCounty(21) Mecosta County (21)  NewaygoCounty(5) Newaygo County (5)
Stanton is the county seat for Montcalm County
Adjacent to Montcalm County, Michigan
      Clinton County (49)  
      Gratiot County (16)  
      Ionia County (57)  
      Isabella County (15)  
      Kent County (104)  
      Mecosta County (21)  
      Newaygo County (5)  
 
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1 Michigan, Montcalm County, Carson City — Dustin John Kaleyta Memorial Flagpole
Flag Pole Dedicated to All Who Have Served All Who Are Serving All Who Will Serve In Memory Of Dustin John Kaleyta January 29, 1990 – August 12, 2011 With Our Deepest Gratitude To The Citizens of Carson City And The American Legion Post 380 Given By . . . Map (db m213146) WM
2 Michigan, Montcalm County, Gowen, Montcalm Township — L1217 — Little Denmark Evangelical Lutheran Church
Little Denmark Evangelical Lutheran Church Constructed in 1879Map (db m217490) HM
3 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville — 413 — Greenville
In 1844 John and Deborah Green and their children moved to Montcalm County from their native New York. He purchased land, which now encompasses more than half the town, and erected a dam and sawmill on this site. As the town grew, it became the . . . Map (db m55250) HM
4 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Barn Quilt
Quilts have a long functional history of keeping people warm, but they often tell a story as well. The materials, colors and patterns used reflect the heritage of the maker. Donna Sue Groves from Ohio decided to honor her mother, an avid . . . Map (db m217455) HM
5 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Brick Pavers
The first road to be paved in Greenville was a downtown section of Lafayette Street. In preparation, the road was plowed and the surface, mostly gravel put down to stabilize the native sand, was removed. The road was crowned in the center, sloping . . . Map (db m217454) HM
6 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Bridge Plaque
The first bridge to cross the Flat River was the "Upper Dam" bridge near Franklin Street, built in 1844 or 1845. Within a dozen years, other bridges were constructed near present-day Washington, Fairplains and Lafayette Streets. These . . . Map (db m217453) HM
7 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Corner Stones
These cornerstones were placed to commemorate the original construction (1912) and added wing (1936) of Greenville's Central School. Cornerstones were laid with great ceremony, and hundreds of people attended the events. Both cornerstones . . . Map (db m217442) HM
8 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Fire Bell
This cast iron fire bell, which weighs 750 lbs, was in use from 1876 to 1941. When rung, the deep tones announced the fire, alerted the townspeople, and called out the firefighters. The town was divided into fire districts with corresponding . . . Map (db m217441) HM
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9 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Historic GreenvilleLafayette Street
The Knights and Ladies of the Maccabees, a once prominent social group in Greenville, perform a drill routine in front of the former Jacobson's store located at 314 to 318 South Lafayette Street. The streets are dirt in this picture, indicating . . . Map (db m217482) HM
10 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Historic GreenvilleLafayette Street
This view of Lafayette Street shows the east side of the street from 300 South Lafayette to the north circa 1930. In the early days of Greenville's development, awnings like those seen here were used on many buildings to block the sun and to . . . Map (db m217483) HM
11 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Historic Greenville
Earliest History Before John Green settled in 1844, Indians were the only inhabitants of the area, living on land near a bend in the Flat River at Shearer Road and Industrial Drive Two well-established Indian trails crisscrossed the area. . . . Map (db m217484) HM
12 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Historic GreenvilleLafayette Street
The 200 block of Lafayette Street, both east and west sides to the north can be seen in this photo dated around 1890. The street is bustling with horse and carriage activity. Banners hang overhead possibly to signity a celebration. . . . Map (db m217485) HM
13 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Millstone
Millstones were used to grind the grain in grist or four mills. This stone, called a runner stone, rotated above a stationary stone while grain was fed through openings in the center. The pattern of grooves, called a dress pattern, sheared and . . . Map (db m217449) HM
14 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — On This Site - Origins
When John Green arrived to the area in 1844, he built a simple home for his family on the banks of the Flat River near where you are currently standing. He purchased most of the land west of what is now Lafayette St. and built the area's first . . . Map (db m217443) HM
15 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — On This Site - Ridley & Belshaw
James T. Ridley came to Greenville in 1894 and started the Ridley Produce Co, a wholesaler of butter and eggs. His business thrived, and he purchased the former horse barn on this property to house his Egg Emporium. In 1904, a fire burned the Egg . . . Map (db m217445) HM
16 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — On This Site - The Museum
In October 1971, the Flat River Historical Society finalized a lease and founded the Museum which opened in 1972. In 1977, the former Central School was demolished and the original 1912 clock was donated to the museum. It was mounted on . . . Map (db m217446) HM
17 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — Plow
Plows were a critical piece of farming machinery. The Moore Plow and Implement Company began in Greenville in 1901, opening a large manufacturing facility the following year. The factory provided repair and maintenance for local customers, but the . . . Map (db m217448) HM
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18 Michigan, Montcalm County, Greenville, Eureka Township — L1846 — Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
Saint Paul’s Church was organized in 1872 and served by itinerant minister Mosely Morris. In 1874 the parish erected its first church building. Three years later the vestry sold the structure and the parish was dissolved. In 1879 Deacon William H. . . . Map (db m217216) HM
19 Michigan, Montcalm County, Stanton — 2nd Battalion 26th Marines Memorial
The Flag Stands In Honor Of All Veterans 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines This memorial is dedicated to the United States Marine Corps Hotel Co. 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division Vietnam 1966 - 1970 In remembrance of.. . . . Map (db m190609) WM
20 Michigan, Montcalm County, Stanton — Astronomic Station
Erected in 1875 by U.S. Lake Survey War Dep't Office to mark the exact location of Stanton, Michigan Latitude 43° 17' 29.74" Longitude 85° 04' 58.80" Authorized by the 1937 Montcalm County Board of SupervisorsMap (db m190611) HM
21 Michigan, Montcalm County, Stanton — Stanton Veterans Memorial
It is with extreme gratitude, honor and dedication that all veterans of the Stanton area are remembered for the sacrifices and honorable service they have rendered in the preservation of our great republic. For those who gave their lives . . . Map (db m190610) WM
22 Michigan, Montcalm County, Vestaburg — Dedicated to All Veterans of All Wars
[title is inscription]Map (db m213188) WM
 
 
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