The Allegan Road

The Allegan Road (HM1EBH)

Location: Saugatuck, MI 49453 Allegan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 39.276', W 86° 10.998'

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When Allegan county was organized in 1835, the only road from the interior to Lake Michigan followed an Indian Trail along the Kalamazoo River. In 1838 Ralph Mann of Connecticut was supervising improvements at the short-lived town of Richmond. He and two men widened the trail eight miles from Richmond toward Allegan. Beginning in the 1840s stagecoaches traveled the road, used by settlers, traders and trappers. When river conditions prohibited boat travel, the Allegan Road provided an important link between the county seat and the lake.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL1908
Year Placed1994
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 566939 N 4722783
Decimal Degrees42.65460000, -86.18330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.276', W 86° 10.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 16.56" N, 86° 10' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41556 Old Allegan Rd, Saugatuck MI 49453, US
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