Site of the First Home in Albion
    Historical Markers
    The First Home

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.
303 East Erie Street, Albion; First Home in Albion Informational Site (Peabody, Tenney, House); L13; August 25, 1960; 1960

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