Grand Haven

Grand Haven (HM1O9X)

Location: Grand Haven, MI 49417 Ottawa County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.377', W 86° 13.075'

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This town began as a trading post established by Rix Robinson in the 1820s. Robinson, an agent for the American Fur Company, used this as one of his leading western Michigan posts. The Reverend William M. Ferry came here in 1834 from Mackinac to work with Robinson in developing a town. The Grand Haven Company was formed, and lots were platted and sold. By 1837 the town had more than two hundred inhabitants. A heavy influx of settlers in the 1840s caused the decline of the fur trade. Lumbering soon became the leading activity, and by the 1870s there were several saw mills, a shingle mill, and a sash and door factory in the community of 6,000. Grand Haven became a popular health resort in the late 1800s, famous for its Magnetic Mineral Spring.
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HM NumberHM1O9X
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberS0289
Year Placed1968
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 563670 N 4769212
Decimal Degrees43.07295000, -86.21791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.377', W 86° 13.075'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 22.62" N, 86° 13' 4.5" W
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Area Code(s)616
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-4 Harbor Island Dr, Grand Haven MI 49417, US
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