Lapeer County Historical

Lapeer County Historical (HM1WZH)

Location: Lapeer, MI 48446 Lapeer County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 3.261', W 83° 18.645'

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Set off by Gov. Cass in 1822, this county took its name from the French La Pierre, a translation of the Indian name for the Flint River. Settlers began to arrive in 1828. The county seat, founded in 1831, was also named Lapeer. Organization of the county government took place in 1835. This courthouse, built in 1839, is the oldest one still in use in Michigan. Farming is the county's principal economic activity, and it was here that the first local Grange in Michigan was founded in 1872.
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Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 311817 N 4769441
Decimal Degrees43.05435000, -83.31075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 3.261', W 83° 18.645'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 3' 15.66" N, 83° 18' 38.7" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)810, 248, 313
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 N Court St, Lapeer MI 48446, US
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