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

Clickable Map of Muskegon 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> Muskegon County, MI (21) Kent County, MI (117) Newaygo County, MI (5) Oceana County, MI (13) Ottawa County, MI (89) Milwaukee County, WI (536) Ozaukee County, WI (124)  MuskegonCounty(21) Muskegon County (21)  KentCounty(117) Kent County (117)  NewaygoCounty(5) Newaygo County (5)  OceanaCounty(13) Oceana County (13)  OttawaCounty(89) Ottawa County (89)  MilwaukeeCountyWisconsin(536) Milwaukee County (536)  OzaukeeCounty(124) Ozaukee County (124)
Muskegon is the county seat for Muskegon County
Adjacent to Muskegon County, Michigan
      Kent County (117)  
      Newaygo County (5)  
      Oceana County (13)  
      Ottawa County (89)  
      Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (536)  
      Ozaukee County, Wisconsin (124)  
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1 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Angell — Adelphia Grace WardFounder of the Ladies of the Macccabees — March 24, 1886 —
She opened the door of protection to the women of the world.Map (db m229784) HM
2 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Beachwood-Bluffton — S0657 — Bluffton Actors' Colony / Buster Keaton
Bluffton Actors' Colony In 1908, Joe Keaton, actor Paul Lucier, and agent Lew Earl founded the Actors' Colony. By 1911 over two hundred theater personalities flocked to Bluffton each summer. They included Keaton, his wife, Myra and his son . . . Map (db m114476) HM
3 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Beachwood-Bluffton — Muskegon Fishing ReefConstructed September 1980
One quarter mile from this marker is constructed the first underwater fishing reef of its kind in the Great Lakes built entirely of quarried dolomite barged from Wisconsin. This reef is dedicated to public fishing in Michigan.Map (db m119656) HM
4 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Laketon Township — 90 — Muskegon Log Booming Company
Muskegon was the largest center of lumbering on lower Michigan’s west coast. From the 1850’s to the 1890’s an immense amount of timber was floated to this port down the Muskegon River and its tributaries. In 1864 the Muskegon Booming Co. was . . . Map (db m229707) HM
5 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Laketon Township — Restoration on the South Branch
The Muskegon River Watershed is one of Michigan’s largest at over 2,700 square miles in size. The River is the second longest in Michigan with its headwaters in the Higgins/Houghton Lakes area in Roscommon County. The South Branch of the . . . Map (db m241606) HM
6 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, McLaughlin — 2120 — Marsh Field
Marsh Field began its tenure as the principal home of Muskegon baseball when it was completed in 1916. Charles W. Marsh—a Muskegon civic leader, industrialist, and sports enthusiast—spearheaded construction of the park, which he donated to . . . Map (db m229818) HM
7 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — Buster Keaton1895-1966
Renowned actor and filmmaker, who called Muskegon home. Best known for his silent film comedies and dead-pan delivery, Keaton’s long career began in Vaudeville at three years old and included television, Broadway and modern film. . . . Map (db m119651) HM
8 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — 1659 — Central United Methodist Church — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 271 —
In 1859, Muskegon Methodists built their first church at Clay and Jefferson streets. Congregationalists met in the church, which also served as the county court. In 1887 a larger church was built on the same site. The present Neo-Gothic-style . . . Map (db m154387) HM
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9 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — L58 — Hackley House
This three-story wood frame building is one of Michigan’s most splendid examples of Queen Anne architecture. With juxtaposition of masses created by roof lines, chimneys, tower and porte-cochere it has become a symbol of Muskegon. Fifteen . . . Map (db m107242) HM
10 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — 606 — Hackley Public Library
On May 25, 1888, Muskegon lumber baron Charles H. Hackley announced that he would donate a library to the city. Hackley stipulated that the facility be "forever maintained as a library." Patton and Fisher of Chicago, one of the six firms invited to . . . Map (db m154384) HM
11 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — S607 — Hackley-Holt House
Obverse In 1850 Joseph Hackley came to Michigan from Wisconsin to serve as superintendent of construction for the Durkee, Truesdell and Company sawmill. In 1860 he purchased this house, built in 1857. Hackley and his first wife, Salina . . . Map (db m154389) HM
12 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — L144 — Hume House
Built in 1887–1889, this massive Queen Anne style house served the Thomas Hume family through four generations. This architect for this, as well as the Hackley house, was David S. Hopkins of Grand Rapids. The structure behind the two buildings . . . Map (db m107251) HM
13 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — 2043 — Muskegon Woman's Club
The Muskegon Woman's Club was founded in 1890, and dedicated to the intellectual "improvement and development" of women. The Chicago firm of Weir and Perry designed this neo classical structure, built in 1902 with funds donated by Minnie Smith, the . . . Map (db m241639) HM
14 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — 20 — Old Indian Cemetery
This cemetery was already established when the first white man came to the area. It is believed to have been used by the Ottawas as early as 1750 and is known to have been a burial ground from 1806 to 1854 for both Indians and settlers. The . . . Map (db m241640) HM
15 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — 120 — Torrent House
This thirty-one room mansion, built for $250,000 in 1891-92, was the home of John Torrent (1833-1915), pioneering lumberman, alderman, justice of the peace and Muskegon mayor for three terms. A successful entrepreneur, Torrent owned shingle, saw . . . Map (db m241642) HM
16 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nelson — 601 — Union Depot
The Union Depot opened in 1895 to serve the Chicago & West Michigan Railway; the Muskegon, Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad; and the Toledo, Saginaw & Muskegon Railroad. A.W. Rush and Son of Grand Rapids designed the Richardson Romanesque . . . Map (db m107240) HM
17 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nims — L2135 — Lakeside
The village of Lakeside grew up around the A. V. Mann and Company sawmill, which operated from 1868 to 1889. In 1888 Lakeside was annexed to Muskegon. That year fire ravaged the business district. Despite the fire, Lakeside continued to boom as a . . . Map (db m114477) HM
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18 Michigan, Muskegon County, Muskegon, Nims — L1822 — Pinchtown
Side 1 Some of Muskegon’s earliest lumber mills were located in Pinchtown. In 1842, Joseph Stronach built a sawmill west of here on Muskegon Lake at Ruddiman’s Creek. In 1844, George and John Ruddiman purchased the mill. In 1848 the mill . . . Map (db m176207) HM
19 Michigan, Muskegon County, North Muskegon — L726 — Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post
Near this site, on the shore of Muskegon Lake, stood the first Indian fur trading post in Muskegon County. It was established in 1812 by Jean Baptiste Recollect, a French fur trader believed to be this area's first white settler. Jean Recollect . . . Map (db m84587) HM
20 Michigan, Muskegon County, Whitehall — L2167 — Lumbering on White Lake / Staples and Covell Mill
side 1 – Lumbering on White Lake Charles Mears built White Lake’s first sawmill in 1838. Four mills operated on White River tributaries during the next decade. Axmen, swampers, skidders, loaders, and haulers cut and moved pine, . . . Map (db m119663) HM
21 Michigan, Muskegon County, Whitehall — L2184 — White Lake Yacht CLub
side 1 By 1897 most of White Lake’s bustling sawmills had given way to cottages and small hotels. Promoters advertised the area’s cool temperatures as relief from the summer heat of cities and drew thousands of people to the area, many . . . Map (db m119659) HM
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May. 20, 2024