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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Blissfield, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Lenawee 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 Lenawee County, MI (95) Hillsdale County, MI (36) Jackson County, MI (41) Monroe County, MI (128) Washtenaw County, MI (159) Fulton County, OH (26) Lucas County, OH (129)  LenaweeCounty(95) Lenawee County (95)  HillsdaleCounty(36) Hillsdale County (36)  JacksonCounty(41) Jackson County (41)  MonroeCounty(128) Monroe County (128)  WashtenawCounty(159) Washtenaw County (159)  FultonCountyOhio(26) Fulton County (26)  LucasCounty(129) Lucas County (129)
Location of Blissfield, Michigan
    Lenawee County (95)
    Hillsdale County (36)
    Jackson County (41)
    Monroe County (128)
    Washtenaw County (159)
    Fulton County, Ohio (26)
    Lucas County, Ohio (129)
 
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1Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — 459 — Blissfield Hotel
Located on the site of a log tavern constructed around 1839, this three- story brick hotel with semi-circular windows was built in 1875, fifty-one years after Blissfield was settled. William Drew built this structure and named it Drews Hotel. . . . Map (db m165589) HM
2Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — 136 — Carpenter House
This Greek Revival mansion was built in 1851 for David Carpenter, one of Lenawee County's most prominent early residents. Born in New York State, he moved to Blissfield in 1838, and became a wealthy farmer and merchant. After his death in . . . Map (db m161197) HM
3Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — 1146A — Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad
[Front Side of Marker] The first railroad operated west of the Alleghenies, the Erie and Kalamazoo, was chartered on April 22, 1833 to connect Port Lawrence (later named Toledo) with the Kalamazoo River via Adrian. A horse-drawn car made . . . Map (db m27807) HM
4Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — 1146B — Erie and Kalamazoo Rail Road / Rail Road
[Front side of Marker]:Erie and Kalamazoo Rail Road The first railway in the Northwest Territory, the Erie and Kalamazoo Rail Road linked the east coast with the Michigan Territory and points westward. The E&K was chartered on April . . . Map (db m27804) HM
5Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — F-105G ThunderchiefAircraft Record Aug. 26 1987
The F-105G, serial number 82-4425 was manufactured by Republic at Farmingdale, NY and entered the USAF inventory on January 16, 1964. Below are this aircraft's unit assignments, as we interpret its records: Jan 64 to 4th Tactical Fighter Wing . . . Map (db m160622) WM
6Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — 271 — First Presbyterian Church
This church was organized in 1829, one of the oldest Presbyterian groups in the state. The sanctuary, com- pleted in l1849, is largely the work of the Rev. John Monteith, who preached here 1845-1855. A graduate of Princeton Seminary, he . . . Map (db m165591) HM
7Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
G.A.R. 1903 Dedicated to the memory of our Countries Defenders 1861—1865Map (db m165608) WM
8Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — 1754 — Hiram D. Ellis House
In 1883, Blissfield banker Hiram D. Ellis (1826-1900) built this house. The bracketed cornice, hip roof and bay window reflect the influence of Italianate architecture; the classical porch probably was added in the early twentieth . . . Map (db m165593) HM
9Michigan (Lenawee County), Blissfield — Veterans Memorial
To commemorate the service of all men and women of the community and of those who gave their lives for their country in all warsMap (db m160621) WM
 
Apr. 18, 2021