The Jackson Area

The Jackson Area (HM1MF9)

Location: Grass Lake charter Township, MI 49240 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 17.579', W 84° 12.884'

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Pioneers in the 1830's by the tens of thousands traveled west over the Territorial Road (roughly parallel to I-94). Many of them stopped in the Jackson area to take up land. Jackson County was named after Andrew Jackson and organized in 1832. The principal settlement, Jackson, founded in 1829, was first called Jacksonopolis and later Jacksonburgh. Located near the head of the Grand River, Jackson has always been an important transportation center. One of America's most famous political conventions took place in this city on July 6, 1854, when 1,500 persons from throughout Michigan assembled "under the oaks" and organized a new party which they named the Republican Party. This area is the the home of Michigan's oldest and largest state prison and many diversified industries.
HM NumberHM1MF9
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker Number233
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 729616 N 4686063
Decimal Degrees42.29298333, -84.21473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 17.579', W 84° 12.884'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 17' 34.74" N, 84° 12' 53.04" W
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Area Code(s)517, 734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9973-10999 Cedar Knoll Dr, Grass Lake charter Township MI 49240, US
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