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Historic Markers

Marshall’s Historical Marker Program was started in 1972 when the Michigan Historical Commission approved the first four markers. Marshall now boasts the 3rd largest number of historic markers in Michigan (only Detroit and Lansing have more).

To gain an historical marker, a detailed application needs to be completed including several types of documentation along with an application fee sent to the State of Michigan.  If it’s approved, the marker is then produced by Sewah Studios in Marietta, Ohio. A new marker costs the local applicant $2,000 but the state of Michigan retains ownership of the marker.

View the list below for more information on Marshall’s markers, or CLICK HERE or HERE (for more) to view the Marshall Historical Society’s website. There you will find 30 “Where History Is Alive” short video segments of that show local people telling stories about the historical subjects that have been memorialized with markers.

Date Dedicated & Location

  • Old Stone Barn (1973) (Town Hall), Sesquicentennial (1980), & National Historic Landmark Markers (1990), 323 W Mich Ave
  • Brooks Memorial Fountain, (1930), 323 W Mich Ave
  • History Highlights City of Marshall (1972), 411 W Mich Ave
  • National House Inn, oldest operating in Michigan (1976), 102 S Parkview St
  • Honolulu House (1965), 107 N Kalamazoo Ave
  • Fitch-Gorham House and H. C. Brooks marker (1979) and plaque commemorating founding of Michigan School System (1930)
  • Hillside and Mary Miller (2005), 224 W Prospect St
  • Sam Hill House (1974), 139 W Mansion St
  • Pioneer School Site (1987), 200 W Mansion St
  • John D. Pierce Home Site (America’s first state school superintendent)(1975), 314 W Mansion St
  • Isaac E. Crary House (Michigan’s first congressman) (1973), 107 N Park St 11. First Baptist Church (1985), 305 W Mich Ave
  • Schuler’s Restaurant (1977), 115 S Eagle St
  • James A. Miner (Utah’s first Chief Justice) (1981), 156 W Mich Ave
  • Charles T. Gorham (1976), 124 W Mich Ave
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Montgomery Schuyler (1980), 101 E Mansion St 16. Jeremiah Cronin Jr. (early merchant) and John Bellairs (children’s author)(1992), 407 N Madison
  • American Museum of Magic (1985), 107 E Mich Ave
  • Thomas J. O’Brien (U. S. Ambassador) (1990), 117 E Mich Ave (marker on east side of building)
  • Postmasters and Howard F. Young (architect) (1982), 202 E Mich Ave 20. State School System, Isaac E. Crary, John D. Pierce (1978), 100 E Green St 21. Territorial Road Monument, the original pioneer route, E Mich Ave at Exchange St
  • Sidney Ketchum and Marshall House (1980), 100 Exchange St
  • Grand Army of the Republic and G. A. R. Hall (1983), 402 E Mich Ave
  • Oliver C. Comstock (1980), 203 S Marshall Ave
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Monument, E Mich Ave at East Dr
  • Adam Crosswhite Slave Recovery Case Monument, E Mich Ave at East Dr
  • Schellenberger Tavern (1976), 507 W Hanover St
  • Railroad Union Birthplace (1974), 633 W Hanover St
  • Butler-Boyce House and W. D. Boyce (1973), 1110 Verona Road
  • William W. Cook (dime novel author) (1973), 603 North Kalamazoo St
  • Ketchum Park (1972), South Marshall St at Montgomery St
  • Governor’s Mansion (1972), 621 S Marshall Ave
  • Calhoun County Fair (1972), east of S Marshall Ave at Fair Street
  • Capitol Hill School (1971), 603 Washington St
  • Lieutenant George A. Woodruff and Oakridge Cemetery entrance (1979), Homer Road
  • Samuel Coleman House (1997), Homer Road across from Cemetery
  • Lockwood Farm and House (1992), 14011 Verona Road
  • Hawkins Farm (1985), 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road and N Drive North at Turkeyville
  • Plankroad Toll Gate Monument, G Drive North and 16 1⁄2 Mile Road
  • Bryant Farm (1978), 12557 L Drive N
  • Horace Perrin – Perrinville (2011), 906 S Marshall
  • The Interurban – Depot/Gas Museum (2012), 220 W Mich Ave
  • Stow-Hasbrouck House (1984), 18600 16 Mile Road
  • Ice Harvesting – Gausse Ice House (2015) 906 S Marshall

Michigan Milestone Plaques For Businesses

  • National House Inn (1835), 102 S Parkview
  • Stage Coach Inn (1845), 201 W Mich Ave
  • The Royal Hotel/The Schuler Hotel (Restaurant) (1895), 115 S Eagle St d. Sullivan Insurance Agency, Inc (1853), 140 W Mich Ave
  • Hemmingsen Rexall Drug Store (1855), 132 – 134 W Mich Ave
  • Michigan National Bank – Marshall Branch (1865), 124 W Mich Ave
  • The Stuart Building (1852), 121 -123 W Mich Ave
  • J. H. Cronin Co., Inc. (1850), 101 W Mich Ave

Rotary Street Name Markers

  • Crary St (Isaac E. Crary)
  • Brewer St (Chauncey M. Brewer)
  • Gorham St (Charles T. Gorham)
  • Gordon St (James W. Gordon)
  • Montgomery St (Dr. John M. Montgomery)
  • Michigan Ave
  • Mansion St
  • Hobart St (Randall Hobart)
  • Ketchum St (Sidney Ketchum)
  • Sam Hill Dr (Samuel W. Hill)

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