|This is a survey of the
designated historic sites in Michigan which have been commemorated through the placement
of a historical marker. These markers have been erected as part of a program begun in
1955, and continues under the direction of the Michigan Historical Commission and the Michigan Historical Center, agencies within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Each is a small piece of our
state's past. When taken in total, they allow a more complete view of the development of
the Great Lake State.
The purpose of this site is to promote a knowledge of Michigan
History and to encourage people to stop at these sites and then to learn more. Including
sites with text only, almost 1700 markers are listed here.
The markers, although privately financed, remain the property
of the State of Michigan. In many instances the pictures are of private residences or
sites. I thank the owners of them for their cooperation and for the use of the images.
| For more information, see Laura Rose Ashlee's excellent book Traveling
Through Time which is now available in a revised edition; published by The University
of Michigan Press.
A few of the markers have become missing
over the years. If that happened before I was able to photograph it, I have included a
picture of site, if available, and used the text from Ms. Ashlee's book. I greatly thank
her for that.
For information on applying for a Historical
Markers, please see the State Historic Preservation Office's page, How to Apply for a Michigan Historical Marker.
The markers on this site are organized by both topical
area and by county. Many markers are listed in several areas. Click one of the
above buttons to modify the marker list in the left frame.
|Marker Dedication - St. Philip Catholic Church, Battle Creek - May 5, 2013|
|Marker Dedicated - Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek - Apr 28, 2013|
|Marker Dedicated - Pontiac Council at Council Point, Lincoln Park - Apr 27, 2013|
|Marker approved - St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Good Hart, Emmet County, March 7, 2013|
|Marker approved - St. Patrick Church, Brighton, Livingston, March 7, 2013|
|Marker approved - The Coloma Interurban Station, Coloma, Berrien, March 7, 2013|
|Marker approved - The Henry De Pree House, Zeeland, Ottawa, March 7, 2013|
|Marker dedicated - First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, October 7, 2012|
|Marker approved - Carnegie Library, Lansing, Ingham September 22, 2011|