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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Spring Arbor, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Jackson 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 Jackson County, MI (43) Calhoun County, MI (27) Eaton County, MI (35) Hillsdale County, MI (36) Ingham County, MI (126) Lenawee County, MI (95) Livingston County, MI (34) Washtenaw County, MI (172)  JacksonCounty(43) Jackson County (43)  CalhounCounty(27) Calhoun County (27)  EatonCounty(35) Eaton County (35)  HillsdaleCounty(36) Hillsdale County (36)  InghamCounty(126) Ingham County (126)  LenaweeCounty(95) Lenawee County (95)  LivingstonCounty(34) Livingston County (34)  WashtenawCounty(172) Washtenaw County (172)
Location of Spring Arbor, Michigan
    Jackson County (43)
    Calhoun County (27)
    Eaton County (35)
    Hillsdale County (36)
    Ingham County (126)
    Lenawee County (95)
    Livingston County (34)
    Washtenaw County (172)
 
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1Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — 1835 Spring Arbor Village
From here, view both sides of Hammond Road that in 1835 boasted a village with a storekeeper, a tailor, a shoemaker, a blacksmith, and many others who carried on a busy community life. To the northeast, observe the 210 acres that Deacon . . . Map (db m165356) HM
2Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — l2099 — Ed Cross Farm
Ed Cross and his wife, Edith, built this house, barn and granary in 1919. As a young man Cross (1863 - 1938) spent several years working as a logger in Mackinac County, eventually returning to Spring Arbor. During the last fifty years of his life he . . . Map (db m88675) HM
3Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — Free-Will Baptist College
December 4, 1844, Michigan Central College, under the auspices of the Free-Will Baptists, enrolled five students and started classes near this location. Earlier, the newly-chosen president, David M. Graham, a graduate of Oberlin College, had . . . Map (db m165360) HM
4Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — L1910 — Huron Potawatomi Village / Spring Arbor
Huron Potawatomi Village As early as 1825 large numbers of Potawatomi encamped at this location. One of the most prominent Huron Potatwatomi located here was Wabkezhik (Whapcazeek), who was wounded during the 1811 Battle of Tippicanoe Creek . . . Map (db m84726) HM
5Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — Letter From Mrs Matilda of Albion... March, 1914
I am thinking of old Spring Arbor and when we first came to Michigan in 1831. I do not remember the exact date that we left Allen, Allegheny County, New York, but we reached Detroit the last day of May or first of June and lived near Fort Dearborn . . . Map (db m165352) HM
6Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — Methodist Episcopal College
A charter for a seminary under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church was approved on March 23, 1835, by the Michigan Legislative Council, Michigan Territory, Detroit, Michigan. In 1837, a mile south of this site, a foundation for a . . . Map (db m165353) HM
7Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — 11 — Michigan Central College Residence HallSpring Arbor Historical Committee
This building, constructed in 1845 and pictured here in 1903, served as a residence hall of Michigan Central College. The connecting living quarters t the right were built in 1873 by Moses L. Hart, father of Rev. E.P. Hart. Moses Hart, the . . . Map (db m86569) HM
8Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor
This survey map was done by Sheridan Surveyors in 2011, which establishes the Potawatomi burial site described in local abstracts. A letter written by James Taylor, June 4, 1835 (shown here at the right) describes this historic site. The . . . Map (db m165359) HM
9Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — Potawatomi Indians
In 1992, this 15 ton granite boulder was moved from a field north of Hammond Road near the Potawatomi Indian Village "of five lodges” to this location near the Potawatomi burial ground. An Indian profile was sandblasted into this rock . . . Map (db m165358) HM
10Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — Potowatomi Burial Site
The view to the northeast shows the contour of the mound containing the Potawatomi burial site, an area measuring 4 rods square (66 feet), marked by 4 cairns. Is this a natural contour mound or did the natives enhance this site by . . . Map (db m165361) HM
11Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — S0246 — Spring Arbor College
Three Michigan institutions of higher education have had their roots here. The predecessor of Albion College, the Spring Arbor Seminary was chartered in 1835. Michigan Central College, founded in 1844, was located here until its removal in 1855 when . . . Map (db m88681) HM
 
May. 6, 2021