Scottville (HM20LS)

Location: Scottville, MI 49454 Mason County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 57.256', W 86° 16.778'

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White settlers came to this area around 1860. In 1876 a station on the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad opened. In 1879, James Sweetland built a sawmill adjacent to the railroad, which precipitated the establishment of a post office for the community of Sweetland. He sold the mill a year later to the firm of Crowley and Scott. Sweetland was informally known as Mason Center because of its location at the county's geographical center. In 1882, Hiram Scott and Charles Blain platted the village. According to legend, the men determined the name of the village with the toss of a coin. Scott won the toss and named the village Scottville. Charles Blain named the streets, the first of which were Blain, Crowley, State and Main. Scottville was incorporated as a village in 1889 and as a city in 1907. Today Scottville remains the agricultural center of Mason County.
HM NumberHM20LS
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1989
Placed ByBureau of History   Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 557799 N 4867045
Decimal Degrees43.95426667, -86.27963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 57.256', W 86° 16.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 57' 15.36" N, 86° 16' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)231
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 S Main St, Scottville MI 49454, US
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