I saw this old shack on M-32 west of Atlanta close to where the town of Big Rock used to stand. The town was named after a boulder that is mostly buried in the ground. The town is gone but the rock is still there. A historical marker stands at the location to mark the spot where the town once stood. It reads:
Natural features have often played a role in the naming of communities. One such settlement was Big Rock. Named after a massive boulder, this hamlet was located at the crossroads of present-day M-32 and Thornton Road. Seth Gillet became the first postmaster in 1882. By 1902 a general store owned by Briley Township pioneer William Remington housed the post office. At that time a church and school, a grange hall, a sawmill, and a blacksmith shop were also located in Big Rock. The post office closed in 1920.
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