1833 : Tenney Peabody and Family Settle at “Forks of the Kalamazoo”

March 4, 2022 all-day

The first house in Albion, with a thatched roof of grass from the banks of the nearby Kalamazoo River, was erected by Tenney Peabody, a New Yorker.

Peabody, a courageous New Yorker, used three yoke of oxen and two wagons to bring his wife and seven children to live in this house on March 4, 1833.

He subsequently helped organize a company to build a town near the “Forks of the Kalamazoo”, named Albion,  after a town in New York.

Source: Albion Michigan’s Historical Markers : the First Home