1848 : Michigan, Michigan Renamed Lansing, Michigan

April 3, 2023 all-day

After about a year of letters being addressed to Michigan, Michigan, the state capitol’s name was changed to Lansing.

Sources :

Michigan History, January/February 2013.

Lansing, Michigan wikipedia entry

For more information about Lansing, Michigan’s early history see City in the Forest by Birt Darling (1950) and Out of a Wilderness by Justin Kestenbaum (1981)

For another article about Lansing’s early years, see Linda R. Peckham and David Votta, “Daniel Buck’s Biddle City, Michigan History, March/April 2013.

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