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Historical Markers in Albion, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, MI (117) Barry County, MI (14) Branch County, MI (78) Eaton County, MI (57) Hillsdale County, MI (60) Jackson County, MI (66) Kalamazoo County, MI (77) St. Joseph County, MI (36)  CalhounCounty(117) Calhoun County (117)  BarryCounty(14) Barry County (14)  BranchCounty(78) Branch County (78)  EatonCounty(57) Eaton County (57)  HillsdaleCounty(60) Hillsdale County (60)  JacksonCounty(66) Jackson County (66)  KalamazooCounty(77) Kalamazoo County (77)  St.JosephCounty(36) St. Joseph County (36)
Marshall is the county seat for Calhoun County
Albion is in Calhoun County
      Calhoun County (117)  
ADJACENT TO CALHOUN COUNTY
      Barry County (14)  
      Branch County (78)  
      Eaton County (57)  
      Hillsdale County (60)  
      Jackson County (66)  
      Kalamazoo County (77)  
      St. Joseph County (36)  
 
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1Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — Δ𝚻Δ
Site of the "Delt Shelter" from 1920-1966 Epsilon Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity First Fraternity chartered at Albion College--1876Map (db m177328) HM
2Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — 212 — Albion College
Methodists obtained a charter for Spring Arbor Seminary from the Territorial Council of Michigan in March, 1835. Later the institution was established in Albion on land donated by Jesse Crowell, a leading Albion pioneer and benefactor. In 1841 the . . . Map (db m27744) HM
3Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — 215 — Birthplace of "Old Rugged Cross"
"The Old Rugged Cross," one of the world's best-loved hymns, was composed here in 1912 by the Rev. George Bennard (1873-1958). The son of an Ohio coal miner, Bennard was a lifelong servant of God, chiefly in the Methodist ministry. He wrote the . . . Map (db m27745) HM
4Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — 216 — Birthplace of Famed Song
It was in the spring of 1911 that two freshmen at Albion College, Byron D. Stokes and F. Dudleigh Vernor, wrote the words and music for a song they called "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." The song made a hit with their fraternity brothers, and . . . Map (db m27742) HM
5Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — 1695 — First Presbyterian Church
(Front) In February 1837 the Reverend Calvin Clark, a circuit riding pastor sent by the American Home Missionary Society, met with twenty-four persons and organized the Albion Presbyterian Church. The first church was built in 1840 on the . . . Map (db m28378) HM
6Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — 97 — Gardner House Museum
Augustus P. Gardner (1817-1905), a wealthy hardware merchant, built this Victorian style house in 1875. A three-story, thirteen-room mansion with a mansard roof, it was Gardner's home until his death in 1905. In 1966, after decades of neglect, the . . . Map (db m116148) HM
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7Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — L0966 — Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
In 1904 the Albion Malleable Iron Company began recruiting workers for its foundry. The arrival of six Russians from New York City marked the beginning of Albion's "Foreign Colony." By 1915 the Foreign Colony had grown to around 600 people of . . . Map (db m177134) HM
8Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — Homestead Savings & Loan Association, F.A.Michigan Centennial Business
Michigan Centennial Business This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan In recognition of Homestead Savings & Loan Association, F.A. Founded in 1889 For more than 100 years of Continuous operation in service . . . Map (db m184109) HM
9Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — 1723 — Mother's Day In Albion / Mother's Day
Marker Front: On May 13, 1877, the second Sunday of the month, Juliet Calhoun Blakeley stepped into the pulpit of the Methodist-Episcopal Church and completed the sermon for the Reverend Myron Daugherty. According to local legend, Daugherty . . . Map (db m27817) HM
10Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — L1986 — Riverside Cemetery
The first burial in this cemetery occurred in 1837, the year Michigan became a state. The previous year, land developer Jesse Crowell had purchased a one and one-half-acre parcel; he later cleared it for burials. In 1842 Crowell sold the land to the . . . Map (db m177130) HM
11Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — 13 — The First Home
The first house at what was then known as the "Forks of the Kalamazoo" was erected near this site by Tenney Peabody, a New Yorker. To this cabin with its thatched roof of grass from the banks of the nearby Kalamazoo River, Albion's first settler . . . Map (db m27815) HM
12Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — L1942 — The Gale House
Orlando C. and Adeline Gale erected this house in 1862. Built in the Italianate style, the house reflects the Gale´s prominence. Orlando and his father and brothers owned a succession of hardware and farm implement businesses in Moscow, Jonesville, . . . Map (db m177131) HM
13Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — S0566 — The Observatory
The Albion College Astronomical Observatory was built in 1883-84 at the urging of Dr. Samuel Dickie, who later became president of the college. Dickie helped raise $10,000 to build and equip the facility. The observatory still harbors its original . . . Map (db m27743) HM
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14Michigan (Calhoun County), Albion — S544 — The Starr Commonwealth Schools / Floyd Starr
The Starr Commonwealth Schools In 1913 Floyd Starr purchased forty acres of land on Montcalm Lake to found Starr Commonwealth for Boys, a nonprofit home and residential school for wayward, delinquent and neglected boys. At that time, the only . . . Map (db m177156) HM
 
 
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Oct. 4, 2022