The First Home

The First Home (HMII5)

Location: Albion, MI 49224 Calhoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.588', W 84° 44.967'

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The first house at what was then known as the "Forks of the Kalamazoo" was erected near this site by Tenney Peabody, a New Yorker. To this cabin with its thatched roof of grass from the banks of the nearby Kalamazoo River, Albion's first settler brought his wife and seven children on March 4, 1833. This courageous pioneer used three yoke of oxen and two wagons to bring his family from New York. He helped form the company organized to build the town, named Albion after a town in New York.
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HM NumberHMII5
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker Number13
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 685678 N 4679223
Decimal Degrees42.24313333, -84.74945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.588', W 84° 44.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 35.28" N, 84° 44' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-799 S Monroe St, Albion MI 49224, US
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