The southern border of Michigan has a pronounced notch where Indiana and Ohio meet up to form the border for all three states. Near the tri-state intersection is a boulder that reads: I30 feet south is the point where Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio meet. This marker was erected by the Hillsdale County Historical Society in 1977
Michigan ended up with an odd notch in the border because Ohio which had already become a state in 1803 refused to relinquish Toledo to Michigan. After years of debating and even a short-lived “war”, it was decided to give Toledo to Ohio and the Upper Peninsula to Michigan. This stone marks the southernmost point in Michigan. Well, almost the southernmost point. I am not exactly sure why it is 130 feet from the tri-state point but when I visited it the exact location is in a low spot and drops off quickly from the road. I am thinking they placed the marker because it was a nice spot on a grassy knoll.
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