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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Douglas, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Allegan 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 Allegan County, MI (51) Barry County, MI (3) Kalamazoo County, MI (40) Kent County, MI (23) Ottawa County, MI (55) Van Buren County, MI (44) Lake County, IL (61) Kenosha County, WI (39) Racine County, WI (37)  AlleganCounty(51) Allegan County (51)  BarryCounty(3) Barry County (3)  KalamazooCounty(40) Kalamazoo County (40)  KentCounty(23) Kent County (23)  OttawaCounty(55) Ottawa County (55)  VanBurenCounty(44) Van Buren County (44)  LakeCountyIllinois(61) Lake County (61)  KenoshaCountyWisconsin(39) Kenosha County (39)  RacineCounty(37) Racine County (37)
Location of Douglas, Michigan
    Allegan County (51)
    Barry County (3)
    Kalamazoo County (40)
    Kent County (23)
    Ottawa County (55)
    Van Buren County (44)
    Lake County, Illinois (61)
    Kenosha County, Wisconsin (39)
    Racine County, Wisconsin (37)
 
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1Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — L1801 — Douglas Union School
Side 1 In 1866, faced with the growth of what were then the separate villages of Douglas and Dudleyville, Saugatauk Township Districts No. 3 and 4 merged forming Union District No. 3. The Douglas Union School opened for classes in . . . Map (db m45325) HM
2Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — 1341 — Dr. Asa Goodrich House — Michigan Historic Site —
Dr. Asa Goodrich House Built in 1872Map (db m45469) HM
3Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — L1239 — Dutcher Lodge No. 193 / Douglas
Dutcher Lodge No. 193 Masons from Douglas, Fennville, and Saugatauk chartered Dutcher Lodge No. 193 on January 19, 1867. From 1867 to 1870 they held meetings in a building owned by Worshipful Master Thomas Dutcher. In 1875, the western . . . Map (db m45393) HM
4Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — Mt. Baldhead
Mt. Baldhead is one of Michigan’s tallest dunes. Local Indians used it for their White Dog ceremonial sacrifice. In 1884 it became a park with camping at the foot and observation tower on top. In 1890, the first Fat Mans Club dune climb took place, . . . Map (db m73645) HM
5Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — New Singapore
Just north of here, where the river enters Lake nMichigan (the "n" is silent), the once proud island nation of Singapore washed ashore in the same storm that took the Edmund Fitzgerald, which may explain the unusual devotion of Singapore's . . . Map (db m160034) HM
6Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — L1628 — Pier Cove
Surveyed in 1839, the village of Pier Cove was once hailed as "the busiest port between St. Joseph and Muskegon." Before the Civil War, Pier Cove was a bustling community and a major point for lumber distribution, with ships departing daily carrying . . . Map (db m73498) HM
7Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — 1472 — Sarah M. Kirby HouseMichigan Historic Site
Sarah M. Kirby House Built in 1890Map (db m45473) HM
8Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — The Old School HouseHistory Center and Back-in-Time Garden
The School House opened its doors in 1867, replacing a one-room school nearby. Known then as the Douglas Union School and part of a new public school consolidation movement in Michigan, the school offered classes at all grades—pioneering in . . . Map (db m73644) HM
9Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — Welcome to Historic Douglas
On its winding path to Lake Michigan, the Kalamazoo River separates the land of Saugatuck and Douglas. While the north bank pioneer settlements of Saugatuck and Singapore got their start in the 1830's, it was not until the 1850's that the opposite . . . Map (db m73643) HM
 
Apr. 18, 2021