Founder of Constantine 1829William Meek came to the area in 1828 from Ohio. In 1829, he purchased 121 acres where the Fawn River joins the St. Joseph River. His family came in 1829, as did four others. In 1831 the Village was platted. Meek built a grist mill and a saw mill. By 1837 there were many homes and businesses: carriage and wagon factories, blacksmiths, 3 saddle shops, 3 mercantile houses, Meek gristmill and sawmills, a shingle mill and flour mills, a fanning mill factory, several mechanics, cabinet and furniture shops, a foundry, tanneries, and farm machinery and equipment factories. The Village of Constantine was incorporated in 1837, but for several years people in the surrounding areas continued to call it "Meek Mills."
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 610561 N 4633115|
|Decimal Degrees||41.84221667, -85.66830000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 50.533', W 85° 40.098'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 50' 31.98" N, 85° 40' 5.88" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 E Water St, Constantine MI 49042, US|
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