Maple River

Maple River (HM28SP)

Location: Owosso, MI 48867 Shiawassee County
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N 42° 56.254', W 84° 8.672'

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In 1837 four couples came to this area, known as Maple River, from Oakland County to claim their newly purchased acreage. They were soon followed by a dozen families. These pioneer farmers chose this vicinity because the very fertile land was well adapted for grazing and crop production. The community church and octagonal schoolhouse were designed and built under the guidance of the Reverend George M. Reynolds, son of one of the pioneer settlers. Soon after several farm houses of Greek Revival design were constructed and the cemetery was established. Mr. Reynolds served for many years as minister of the church as was also the first teacher when the school opened in 1850. Several of the early structures remain, and descendants of the original settlers still reside in this area.
HM NumberHM28SP
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1979
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 732986 N 4757838
Decimal Degrees42.93756667, -84.14453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.254', W 84° 8.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 15.24" N, 84° 8' 40.32" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 940 E Bennington Rd, Owosso MI 48867, US
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