DeLano Homestead

DeLano Homestead (HM1AXG)

Location: Cooper Charter Township, MI 49009 Kalamazoo County
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N 42° 21.715', W 85° 35.857'

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William Smith DeLano (1819-1901) was a southwestern Michigan pioneer settler. He built this modest Greek Revival style house in 1858. A native of western New York State, DeLano came to the area with an uncle in 1837. He first worked clearing farms for neighbors. In 1843, at the age of twenty-three, he purchased forty acres and began the family farmstead. By 1854 DeLano owned over one hundred acres; by 1880 he had 235 acres. Over the years, DeLano's sons continued to purchase neighboring lands. The family eventually acquired over six hundred acres. Members of the family lived on the farm until 1963. For several years afterwards, the house was neglected. In 1968 the Kalamazoo Nature Center acquired the structure and most of the original DeLano farm. The farmhouse was restored and opened to the public in 1975.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL432
Year Placed1982
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 615482 N 4690913
Decimal Degrees42.36191667, -85.59761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.715', W 85° 35.857'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 42.90" N, 85° 35' 51.42" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1019 W E Ave, Cooper Charter Township MI 49009, US
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