William Meek

William Meek (HM1F9A)

Location: Constantine, MI 49042 St. Joseph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 50.533', W 85° 40.098'

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Founder of Constantine 1829

William 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."

In 1836 Meek sold his property and followed the Frontier West into Iowa.
HM NumberHM1F9A
Year Placed2009
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 610561 N 4633115
Decimal Degrees41.84221667, -85.66830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 50.533', W 85° 40.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 50' 31.98" N, 85° 40' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)269
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 E Water St, Constantine MI 49042, US
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