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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lake Orion, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Oakland 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 Oakland County, MI (294) Genesee County, MI (36) Lapeer County, MI (19) Livingston County, MI (32) Macomb County, MI (119) Washtenaw County, MI (157) Wayne County, MI (347)  OaklandCounty(294) Oakland County (294)  GeneseeCounty(36) Genesee County (36)  LapeerCounty(19) Lapeer County (19)  LivingstonCounty(32) Livingston County (32)  MacombCounty(119) Macomb County (119)  WashtenawCounty(157) Washtenaw County (157)  WayneCounty(347) Wayne County (347)
Location of Lake Orion, Michigan
    Oakland County (294)
    Genesee County (36)
    Lapeer County (19)
    Livingston County (32)
    Macomb County (119)
    Washtenaw County (157)
    Wayne County (347)
 
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1Michigan (Oakland County), Lake Orion — L2087 — Carpenter-Rudd Mill
Joseph Jackson built one of the first sawmills in Orion Township on this site in 1825. During the nineteenth century the waters of Paint Creek powered machines that cut logs into board lumber and ground wheat into flour. In 1835, Powell Carpenter . . . Map (db m137878) HM
2Michigan (Oakland County), Lake Orion — L2064 — Decker Settlement / Jesse Decker
Decker Settlement The remnants of a millpond dam and the pioneer graves in nearby Bigler Cemetery are the only evidence of the settlement that once occupied this site. Samuel Munson built a sawmill and a log cabin here in the spring of . . . Map (db m169671) HM
3Michigan (Oakland County), Lake Orion — 1059 — Howarth School
John Howarth provided the land on which this Greek Revival schoolhouse was built in 1859. The building served the community as a place of worship for the Howarth United Methodist Church and as an Oakland County school. The Methodists moved to a new . . . Map (db m78025) HM
4Michigan (Oakland County), Lake Orion — L212 — Lake Orion Methodist Church
Methodist missionaries preached here in the 1820s, and in 1833 a class was organized. Services were held in homes and schoolhouses, and in 1853 several denominations combined to build a union church. The cornerstone of the present building was . . . Map (db m133647) HM
5Michigan (Oakland County), Lake Orion — L709 — Predmore House
This Carpenter Gothic style house was built in 1879 for Joshua C. Predmore (1837-1912). A Civil War veteran, Predmore was on guard duty at the White House the night President Lincoln was assassinated. He was mustered out of the service in 1868. . . . Map (db m133637) HM
6Michigan (Oakland County), Lake Orion — William E. Scrippsand the Scripps-Booth Luxury Automobile
Behind these gates lies the country estate built in 1927 by William E. Scripps, heir to the Detroit News fortune and a talented early aviator, inventor, and radio pioneer. He joined his nephew James Scripps Booth in forming the . . . Map (db m133626) HM
7Michigan (Oakland County), Lake Orion — S711 — William E. Scripps / William E. and Nina Scripps Estate
William E. Scripps As the son of James E. Scripps, founder of the Detroit (Evening) News, William E. Scripps (1882-1952) was heir to a publishing fortune. He preferred engineering, however, and sought to use engineering and science . . . Map (db m133601) HM
 
Apr. 16, 2021