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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Eaton Rapids, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Eaton 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 Eaton County, MI (57) Barry County, MI (14) Calhoun County, MI (117) Clinton County, MI (8) Ingham County, MI (150) Ionia County, MI (12) Jackson County, MI (46)  EatonCounty(57) Eaton County (57)  BarryCounty(14) Barry County (14)  CalhounCounty(117) Calhoun County (117)  ClintonCounty(8) Clinton County (8)  InghamCounty(150) Ingham County (150)  IoniaCounty(12) Ionia County (12)  JacksonCounty(46) Jackson County (46)
Charlotte is the county seat for Eaton County
Eaton Rapids is in Eaton County
      Eaton County (57)  
ADJACENT TO EATON COUNTY
      Barry County (14)  
      Calhoun County (117)  
      Clinton County (8)  
      Ingham County (150)  
      Ionia County (12)  
      Jackson County (46)  
 
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1Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — L0360 — "The Saratoga of the West"
Eaton Rapids became a popular health resort when mineral water was discovered in 1869. Attracted by advertisements boasting of its curative powers, thousands came for treatment. The water was also bottled and shipped across the country. In 1874 . . . Map (db m171848) HM
2Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — S0558 — Austin Blair
Civil War governor Austin Blair (1818-1894) came to Jackson, Michigan, from New York in 1841. In 1842 he moved his law practice to Eaton Rapids. At that time the area was made up mostly of farmers, and Blair was paid for his legal services with . . . Map (db m171841) HM
3Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — Eaton Rapids Community War Memorial
We Dedicate This Plaque "To The Ones Who Served" In The Spanish-American War 1898 World War I 1914-1918 World War II 1941-1945 The Korean Conflict . . . Map (db m171845) WM
4Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — L1480 — Edward Ferris House
Edward Ferris House Built C. 1880Map (db m171653) HM
5Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — L1802 — Hamlin District No. 15 School
In 1853 Warren and Sophia Ford deeded land for a school to Eaton Rapids School District No. 15. In 1869 the land became part of Hamlin Township. This one-room school, erected in 1884 with decorative Eastlake details, replaced one built in 1873. The . . . Map (db m171840) HM
6Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — L286 — Island Park
This island, owned and operated by J. D. McAuliffe from 1872, was hailed as “a shady retreat for pleasure seekers...(with) a fine collection of animals and a museum of rare specimens”. In 1897 Eaton Rapids bought it for a city park. From . . . Map (db m171678) HM
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7Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — L692 — Miller Dairy Farm No. 1
In 1896 dairy farmers Dennis and Mary Miller produced ice cream for the first time on this site, using a hand-crank freezer. The 111-acre farm grew into a business with 14 farms, 1,300 acres, 500 Holstein cows, and modern equipment. In 1936 Miller . . . Map (db m171851) HM
8Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — L0361 — Red Ribbon Hall
The Eaton Rapids Reform Club, under the leadership of Isaac N. Reynolds, built this temperance hall in 1878. Affiliated with the national Red Ribbon movement, over a thousand local men knotted red ribbons in their lapels after pledging to abstain . . . Map (db m171843) HM
9Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — S0604 — VFW National Home
In 1923 the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) initiated a plan to build a national home for the families of deceased and disabled American veterans. The following year a Jackson, Michigan, cattleman made his Ingham County ranch available for the site . . . Map (db m171836) HM
10Michigan (Eaton County), Eaton Rapids — VFW National Home For Children World War II Memorial
. . . Map (db m171838) WM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022