Old Rawsonville Village
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 12.835 W 083° 32.607
17T E 290057 N 4676659
Quick Description: On the east side of Rawsonville Road at Grove Road, in front of the golden arches. Plenty of parking and a even a convenient drive-through.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2006 9:38:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMHBW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 44

Long Description:
Rawsonville, now a ghost town, was once a thriving village. On September 13, 1823, the first land patent in Van Buren Township was given to Henry Snow for this site, which was soon known as Snow's Landing. Called Rawsonville by 1838, the community reached its peak around the time of the Civil War. It then boasted sawmills, grist mills, two cooper shops, a stove factory, several drygoods and general stores, a wagon maker and three saloons. Rawsonville's failure to attract railroad service led to its decline. By the 1880s many of its businesses and mills had closed and its residents were moving away. In 1925 a dam erected on the Huron River covered most of the remaining structures with the newly-formed Belleville Lake.
Historical Date: 09/13/1823

Historical Name: Henry Snow

Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: Local Site #1129

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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