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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lake Orion, Michigan
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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|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|
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|
|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|
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|
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|
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|
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|