Here Are All The Historical Michigan Markers You Can Visit Outside of The State
The State of Michigan has a very helpful and cool web tool that shows all of the Michigan Historical markers that you can find in our state. Michigan has more than 1,700 historical markers throughout the state, but it also has 7 historical markers found outside of the state. I didn't even know that was a thing until I was on vacation in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2018 and literally ran into one in the middle of a Civil War battlefield.
While on my walk at the Stones River Battlefield, I had to do a double-take of the marker because I was not expecting to run into one of these. It turns out it was erected in 1966 and dedicated to Michigan and "Her brave and courageous sons who fought at Stones River to preserve the Union." On the back was listed all the regiments, a dedication to the 71 Michiganders who gave their lives, and all Michigan men who fought. This is just one of quite a few outside Michigan.
As you may imagine, most of the historical markers found outside of Michigan are dedicated to soldiers who fought for the Union Army during the Civil War, but it's a great way to learn some Michigan and U.S. history while also paying tribute to men who gave their lives to preserve the Union. The first marker erected outside of the state was at Stones River and was established in 1966. It was definitely a moving experience to visit. Enjoy visiting these in the future: