More Shiawassee County Pictures

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Fishing Dock at Hopkins Lake
Photo captured from home video

Hopkins Lake, Owosso

This city owned lake and park was once the city dump.  It has been dredged and cleaned up, and now is a pleasant place to have a picnic, fish, or just enjoy the pleasant surroundings.  The park has a play area for children, several pavilions with picnic tables, and a recently completed walkway that allows you to walk all the way around the lake.




A Stormy Day
Photo credit:
© Bonnie E. Zell

 

A Stormy Day
South of Owosso





Farmers Market in Owosso
Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
Farmers Market is held in downtown Owosso every Saturday in the summer.


Speed Canoeing
on the Shiawassee

Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
Shiawassee County gets its name from the Shiawassee River which enters the County near the southeast corner, passes throught the villages of Byron and Vernon, the cities of Corunna and Owosso, and from there flows north into Saginaw Bay.

 

Railroader's Statue
Durand

Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
Durand is noted for its history as the railroad capital of Michigan. Durand is the home of the Iron Horse Park and the former Grand Trunk Western Railroad Union Depot which is the site of the Michigan Railroad History Museum.

City of Durand Home Page

The Durand Area Chamber of Commerce


Durand Union Station
Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
The former Grand Trunk Western Railroad Union Depot is the site of the Michigan Railroad History Museum. The large, turn-of-the-century structure is on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Michigan State Register of Historic sites. It has been designated by the Michigan Legislature as the Michigan Railroad History Museum and Information Center.


Shiawassee River
near Corunna

Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
Shiawassee County gets its name from the Shiawassee River which enters the County near the southeast corner, passes throught the villages of Byron and Vernon, the cities of Corunna and Owosso, and from there flows north into Saginaw Bay.

The name Shiawassee is derived from Indian lore.   One popular translation is "rolling waters" or "sparkling waters".   Another interpretation is "the water which lies straight ahead".


Maple River Community Church
Bennington Rd., Shiawassee Township

Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
The Maple River area was settled in 1857 and this church was built in 1868.  It is now used by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Mormons.  Inside is the original altar rail, the gift of two local farmers who settled their dispute of ownership of a tree by cutting the tree down and making it into the altar rail.


Bennington Road Bridge
Shiatown

Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
Shiatown is also the location of the Shiatown Dam which once provided electrical power to the area.   Shiawassee Town (Shiatown) was platted to be the State Capital, but this dream was never realized.   It is said that it was the Capital for one day as State records were being transported from Detroit, the state's first capital, to Lansing.


YMCA Camp
near Bancroft

Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
The YMCA Camp is located north of Bancroft on Exchange Road.


Shiawassee County
Fairgrounds

Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
The Shiawassee County Fair has been held in Shiawassee County since 1853.  It had been held for over 53 years at McCurdy Park in Corunna.   Then in 1988 an entirely new fairgrounds was constructed on E. Hibbard Road in Shiawassee Township, approximately one mile south of Corunna and 3 miles southeast of Owosso.