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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Plymouth, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Wayne 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 Wayne County, MI (528) Macomb County, MI (125) Monroe County, MI (154) Oakland County, MI (392) Washtenaw County, MI (252)  WayneCounty(528) Wayne County (528)  MacombCounty(125) Macomb County (125)  MonroeCounty(154) Monroe County (154)  OaklandCounty(392) Oakland County (392)  WashtenawCounty(252) Washtenaw County (252)
Detroit is the county seat for Wayne County
Plymouth is in Wayne County
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1Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — L0874 — Baker House
Henry W. Baker (1833-1920) built this Italianate style house in 1875. Born in Richmond, New York, Baker had moved to this area while still a boy. As a young man, he worked as a photographer, a merchant and a lumberman. At the age of forty-nine, he . . . Map (db m33078) HM
2Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — L1917 — Charles G. Curtiss House
Built in 1891 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m170563) HM
3Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — Chessie Caboose 904151
[CSX] donated this caboose to the Plymouth Historical Museum in 2019. The caboose was built in 1980, being part of the last group of cabooses manufactured in North America. It served in the Wyoming Yard in Grand Rapids, MI, but was taken out of . . . Map (db m174559) HM
4Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — Fire Tower Bell
This bronze and brass bell was made by the Buckeye Bell Foundry of Cincinnati in 1895. The bell was purchased for $100 by the Village of Plymouth for the fire tower located at the back of the village hall (see photo). Fire equipment was stored in . . . Map (db m175039) HM
5Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — SU-41 — Geer School
The red brick building is the third structure to house Geer School. .The first was a log building constructed in 1829, the second a frame structure nearby. The elected school director, William Geer, donated the land in 1880 and contracted with . . . Map (db m170618) HM
6Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — Gunsolly Carding Milland the Rouge River's Rich History
For many years, wool was processed here. The Gunsolly Carding Mill operated here from 1851 to 1890, using Rouge River waterpower and machinery to process and untangle wool for spinning into yarn. Nearby villages of Plymouth and Newburgh . . . Map (db m137012) HM
7Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — Jarvis Stone School
Jarvis Stone School Historic District South Salem Stone School District #3 - 1857 Dickerson Barn - 1830Map (db m171254) HM
8Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — Phoenix MillWomen in a Village Industry
Henry Ford wanted only women to work here in this small factory, built in 1922 as one of his Village Industries. The women workers built electrical parts such as voltage meters, light switches and generator cutouts (a form of relay) for . . . Map (db m136821) HM
9Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — L0637 — Plymouth
The village of Plymouth was settled in 1825, incorporated in 1867, and became a city in 1932. The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, England, came here in 1967 to celebrate the centennial of Plymouth, Michigan's incorporation as a village. He and his aides . . . Map (db m33098) HM
10Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park
The Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park honors all who served in the United States military throughout its history. If you raise your eyes to the north, you'll see the Veterans Memorial Plaza. The memorial consists of black granite . . . Map (db m170834) WM
11Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — Plymouth Railroads
Railroads first came to Plymouth in 1871 with two major rail lines crossing here. The first companies operating here were the Detroit, Lansing & Lake Michigan Railroad (West-West) and the Holly, Wayne & Monroe Railway (North-South). The railroad . . . Map (db m174561) HM
12Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — L2331 — Plymouth Township / Charter Township Of Plymouth
Plymouth Township Pioneers from New England began settling and farming in this area around 1825. Abram B. Markham, an early leader, built the first gristmill in the area. Settlers held “raising bees” to help new arrivals build their log . . . Map (db m187062) HM
13Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — Roadside Developmentand the Haggerty Comfort Station
This comfort station was one of the early public rest stops, and it was a prototype for roadside development. When originally constructed in 1937, this station had a full-time attendant, an information booth and concession stand. Wayne . . . Map (db m136913) HM
14Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — 18 — Rose of AberloneMichigan Legal Milestone
T.C. Sherwood, president of Plymouth National Bank, contracted in 1886 with Hiram Walker of Walkerville, Ontario for the purchase of a cow, Rose 2d of Aberlone. Both parties believed that Rose was barren and would not breed, and that mistake led to . . . Map (db m62359) HM
15Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — L1377 — Sutherland House
This house was built for William Sutherland in 1921. A prefabricated semi-bungalow, it was constructed by the Lewis Manufacturing Company of Bay City, which built many such bungalows in Michigan between 1914 and 1940. Sutherland, a horticulturist . . . Map (db m170577) HM
16Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — The Conner Building
The name of Conner has been associated with this site since Plymouth's earliest days. In 1857, Michael Conner (1821-95) arrived in Plymouth and purchased the hardware business at this corner that had been started by C.H. Bennett. Conner replaced . . . Map (db m136723) HM
17Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — The Penniman Buildings
Most of this block of Main Street burned in 1857 and again in 1893. For this reason, this commercial block on Main Street is known as the Phoenix Block. These four buildings were erected after the 1893 fire, bearing the name "Penniman". Local . . . Map (db m136749) HM
18Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — The Plymouth Plank Road
This Stone Marks The Plymouth Plank Road Chartered March 5, 1850 And The Site Of The Toll Gate No. 4 Operated From About 1851-1872 Map (db m175038) HM
19Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — The Plymouth United Savings Bank
This Classical Revival building, constructed of granite and limestone, was completed in 1920 as the new home of the Plymouth United Savings Bank. Established on May 13, 1890 as one of the first banks in the area, the first Board of Directors . . . Map (db m136714) HM
20Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — The Wilcox House
This is the site of a Plymouth Landmark, the Wilcox House, built in 1903 by William Markham, inventor of the BB Gun and the co-founder of the Daisy Air Rifle Co. George and Harriet Wilcox purchased it in 1911 and here raised their three children, . . . Map (db m33070) HM
 
 
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Jul. 2, 2022