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.