U.S. Land Survey Office

U.S. Land Survey Office (HM17UM)

Location: White Pigeon, MI 49099 St Joseph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 47.879', W 85° 38.635'

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Signed on August 29, 1821, the Treaty of Chicago resulted in the Potawatomi and other tribes in southwestern Michigan Territory turning over their lands to the federal government. In 1831, after the land was surveyed, the government opened this office in White Pigeon, one of the largest towns in the western Michigan Territory. Between 1831 and 1834, some 260,000 acres of land were sold from this office at $1.25 per acre. This is the oldest land office remaining in Michigan, and one of only a few left in what was the Northwest Territory. The building was restored by the St. Joseph County Historical Society. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM17UM
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL1205
Year Placed1999
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 612663 N 4628235
Decimal Degrees41.79798333, -85.64391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.879', W 85° 38.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 52.74" N, 85° 38' 38.10" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 S Washington St, White Pigeon MI 49099, US
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