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Historical Markers in Chelsea, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Washtenaw 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 Washtenaw County, MI (251) Jackson County, MI (43) Lenawee County, MI (125) Livingston County, MI (55) Monroe County, MI (134) Oakland County, MI (381) Wayne County, MI (523)  WashtenawCounty(251) Washtenaw County (251)  JacksonCounty(43) Jackson County (43)  LenaweeCounty(125) Lenawee County (125)  LivingstonCounty(55) Livingston County (55)  MonroeCounty(134) Monroe County (134)  OaklandCounty(381) Oakland County (381)  WayneCounty(523) Wayne County (523)
Chelsea is in Washtenaw County
      Washtenaw County (251)  
      Jackson County (43)  
      Lenawee County (125)  
      Livingston County (55)  
      Monroe County (134)  
      Oakland County (381)  
      Wayne County (523)  
 
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1Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L1356 — Chelsea / Chelsea Depot
(side 1) Chelsea In the 1830s the Congdon brothers, Elisha and James, settled the land where Chelsea is located. In 1848 they offered the Michigan Central Railroad a free site on which to build a station. The first and succeeding . . . Map (db m54136) HM
2Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L1956 — First Congregational Church
Vermont Congregationalists organized a church in Sylvan Township in 1849. In 1852 the built the first church in the village, here on land donated by Chelsea founder Elisha Congdon. When that building burned in 1894, John Foster of Chelsea built the . . . Map (db m54156) HM
3Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — Jerusalem
John K. Bingham dammed Mill Creek near this site and built a sawmill in 1831-32. His dam provided power for 99 years. The mill was expanded to include grist milling in 1860 and cider pressing before 1900. Since its founding the hamlet has been . . . Map (db m176476) HM
4Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L505 — John Cassidy House
Built in 1853, 1861Map (db m169886) HM
5Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L0193 — North Lake Methodist Church
The Reverend Charles Glenn organized the first Methodist class here in 1836, and for the next ten years the group met in the home of his brother, John. In 1846 the brothers presented the congregation with a building which served as both church and . . . Map (db m55416) HM
6Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — Oak Grove Cemetery Civil War Memorial
(North Face): Erected under the auspices of Woman's Relief Corps No. 210, assisted by R.P. Carpenter Post No. 41, and Patriotic Citizens 1861 to 1865 (West Face):R.P. Carpenter Post No 41 To the memory of our noble dead who freely . . . Map (db m26732) HM
7Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — Oak Grove Cemetery-Chelsea
Oak Grove was established in 1860 with the help of women in the community whose efforts made improvements on the cemetery grounds. The first twenty years saw so few burials here that the city was credited with healthfulness. The names of many . . . Map (db m176522) HM
8Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — Park Street, East of Main Street
Once the site of a livery, a blacksmith shop, dairy bars and a garage Park Street was created when Elisha Congdon's second land addition to the village was added in 1861. If was the first of three streets, south of the original village . . . Map (db m180112) HM
9Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — S0524 — The Welfare Building
The Welfare Building was constructed in 1906 as a recreation facility for the workers of the Glazier Stove Company. It featured a swimming pool, a billiard hall, a basketball court, a theatre and a reading room. Chelsea native Frank P. Glazier, who . . . Map (db m54138) HM
10Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L756 — Zion Lutheran Church
Pioneer German families founded Zion Lutheran Church in 1865 as the western portion of Saint Thomas Lutheran parish. The congregation adopted its first constitution and dedicated this substantial Neo-Gothic building in 1867. The church was enlarged . . . Map (db m169889) HM
 
 
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