After visiting the Stepping Stone Falls I headed east through Genesee and Lapeer counties to a place I wanted to see. ( that will be a post for a different day) I live in Saginaw County where you can pick a road in the rural parts of the county and it seems to go on forever never being interrupted by a pond or lake since there are no natural lakes in Saginaw County. Zig-Zagging through Lapeer county around the ponds and rivers a few miles north of Lapper, I came across this old church that looks to be converted into a house on Millville road. Nearby was an old schoolhouse and more houses along with Plumb Creek flowing through the countryside. I found out it was on this creek that Horace Lathrop built a sawmill in 1837. It was the start of the town of Millville but like many sawmill towns in Michigan the timber was gone and the sawmill moved leaving the little town’s population to dwindle. I was still intrigued to find this beautiful brick church in the Lapeer countryside, I guess that’s why I continue to take the long indirect way to get to where I want to go.
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