“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brooklyn, 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 (89) Calhoun County, MI (117) Eaton County, MI (57) Hillsdale County, MI (60) Ingham County, MI (153) Lenawee County, MI (132) Livingston County, MI (64) Washtenaw County, MI (273)  JacksonCounty(89) Jackson County (89)  CalhounCounty(117) Calhoun County (117)  EatonCounty(57) Eaton County (57)  HillsdaleCounty(60) Hillsdale County (60)  InghamCounty(153) Ingham County (153)  LenaweeCounty(132) Lenawee County (132)  LivingstonCounty(64) Livingston County (64)  WashtenawCounty(273) Washtenaw County (273)
Jackson is the county seat for Jackson County
Brooklyn is in Jackson County
      Jackson County (89)  
      Calhoun County (117)  
      Eaton County (57)  
      Hillsdale County (60)  
      Ingham County (153)  
      Lenawee County (132)  
      Livingston County (64)  
      Washtenaw County (273)  
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1Michigan (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
2Michigan (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
3Michigan (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
4Michigan (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
5Michigan (Lenawee County), Brooklyn — An Gorta Mor(The Great Hunger)
Or Better Known In Ireland As: The Great Potato Famine 1845-1850 Ancient Order of Hibernians We remember the old ones and the younger for we are the harvest of the Hunger. They sleep forever in the land of their birth and our . . . Map (db m165616) HM
6Michigan (Lenawee County), Brooklyn — An Gorta Mor1845 - 1850
The Great Hunger Memorial Kenneth M. Thompson, Sculptor Dedicated September 19, 2004 An Gorta Mor, or the Great Hunger Memorial was constructed in honor of those lives lost to the Irish Potato Famine, a devastating catastrophe that struck . . . Map (db m165618) HM
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7Michigan (Lenawee County), Brooklyn — At the CrossroadsCambridge Junction and the Walker Taverns
Travelers or neighbors, all were welcome here. Two of the most important roads of Michigan's settlement era - the Monroe Pike (M-50) and the Chicago Road (US 12) crossed at Cambridge Junction. Settlers and stagecoach riders . . . Map (db m205428) HM
8Michigan (Lenawee County), Brooklyn — Cambridge Junction
This boulder marks the junction of the Chicago Turnpike, running between Detroit and Chicago -an Indian trail prior to 1700- with the Monroe Turnpike, coming from Lake Erie. Also The old Walker Tavern- built in 1833 and still . . . Map (db m205431) HM
9Michigan (Lenawee County), Brooklyn — Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
Location, Location, Location (left panel) Nature made Sylvester Walker for his business. Men of every class and condition of life from the earliest times would stretch out their day's drive to reach the hospitable roof . . . Map (db m205529) HM
10Michigan (Lenawee County), Brooklyn — HB 16 — The Walker Tavern
This historic building, a link with the bygone pioneer era, dates back to 1832. Here at the junction of the Chicago Road and the road from Monroe, a small inn was opened by Sylvester Walker of Cooperstown, New York. Before long the Walker Tavern was . . . Map (db m205438) HM
11Michigan (Lenawee County), Brooklyn — HB 16 — Walker Tavern
Side 1 This tavern was built around 1832. Stagecoach passengers stopped here for lodging and food as they traveled between Detroit and Chicago on the Chicago Road (later US-12) and on the La Plaisance Bay Pike (later M-50) from Lake . . . Map (db m205435) HM
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Nov. 30, 2022