National Register of Historic Places listings in Cheboygan County, Michigan

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The following is a list of Registered Historic Places in Cheboygan County, Michigan.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 21, 2017.[1]
[2] Name on the Register[3] Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 Campbell Farm Site
Campbell Farm Site
January 31, 1978
On US-23, 4 mi SE[5]
45°44′42″N 84°40′12″W / 45.745°N 84.67°W / 45.745; -84.67 (Campbell Farm Site)
Mackinaw City, Michigan The Campbell Site, also known as the Mill Creek Site, is the location of a saw mill and dam constructed in about 1790 to supply lumber to the frontier settlement of Mackinac Island. The site was abandoned in 1839, and is now the location of the Historic Mill Creek State Park.
2 Cheboygan Bascule Bridge
Cheboygan Bascule Bridge
December 9, 1999
US 23 over the Cheboygan River
45°38′45″N 84°28′22″W / 45.645833°N 84.472778°W / 45.645833; -84.472778 (Cheboygan Bascule Bridge)
Cheboygan The Cheboygan Bascule Bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge built in 1940 to replace an aging swing bridge built in 1877. It was the last bascule bridge constructed in the state of Michigan prior to the end of World War II.
3 Cheboygan County Courthouse
Cheboygan County Courthouse
May 8, 1986
229 Court St.
45°38′22″N 84°28′56″W / 45.639444°N 84.482222°W / 45.639444; -84.482222 (Cheboygan County Courthouse)
Cheboygan The Old Cheboygan County Courthouse was constructed in 1869 for $3000. The building served as a courthouse until 1899, when the county built a new courthouse. It was adapted for use as offices, and houses a law office.
4 Faunce-McMichael Farm Upload image
May 31, 1990
11126 M-68
45°26′34″N 84°42′48″W / 45.442778°N 84.713333°W / 45.442778; -84.713333 (Faunce-McMichael Farm)
Burt Lake The Faunce-McMichael Farm was owned by two American pioneering families: Ezra Faunce first homesteaded this property beginning in 1875. In 1895, James McMichael purchased the farm from the Faunce family.
5 Fourteen Foot Shoal Light Station
Fourteen Foot Shoal Light Station
July 27, 2005
Northern Lake Huron, 2.2 mi (3.5 km) northeast of the mouth of the Cheboygan River
45°40′48″N 84°26′06″W / 45.68°N 84.435°W / 45.68; -84.435 (Fourteen Foot Shoal Light Station)
Cheboygan Construction on the Fourteen Foot Shoal Light began in 1929, and the light was first lit the next year. The United States Lighthouse Service intended from the time of design that this light would be automated (possibly the first such instance) and operated by radio control from the nearby Poe Reef Light.
6 Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinac Point Lighthouse
October 1, 1969
Fort Michilimackinac State Park
45°47′15″N 84°43′46″W / 45.7875°N 84.729444°W / 45.7875; -84.729444 (Mackinac Point Lighthouse)
Mackinaw City The Old Mackinac Point Light was constructed in 1892 and deactivated in 1959 when the Mackinac Bridge was completed. It is now part of the Fort Michilimackinac State Park.
7 Newton-Allaire House
Newton-Allaire House
February 10, 1983
337 Dresser St.
45°38′47″N 84°28′44″W / 45.646389°N 84.478889°W / 45.646389; -84.478889 (Newton-Allaire House)
Cheboygan The Newton-Allaire House was built in 1871 by village president Archibald Newton as a wedding present for his second wife, Cornelia Allaire. The couple died childless, and passed the house to Cornelia's brother, Joseph Allaire Jr. The house has remained held by the Allaire family.
8 Poe Reef Light Station
Poe Reef Light Station
September 6, 2005
Lake Huron, 2.6 mi (4.2 km) northwest of Cordwood Point
45°41′41″N 84°21′44″W / 45.694722°N 84.362222°W / 45.694722; -84.362222 (Poe Reef Light Station)
Benton Township Four different lightships served at Poe Reef beginning in 1893. Finally, in 1926, the decision was made to construct a permanent light at the location, and in 1928 this lighthouse was constructed. The reef and light are named for lighthouse designer Orlando M. Poe.
9 Spectacle Reef Light Station
Spectacle Reef Light Station
July 27, 2005
Located in northern Lake Huron, 10.3 mi (16.6 km) north-northeast of Ninemile Point
45°46′24″N 84°08′12″W / 45.773333°N 84.136667°W / 45.773333; -84.136667 (Spectacle Reef Light Station)
Benton Township The Spectacle Reef Light was the most expensive lighthouse ever built on the Great Lakes. It is said to be the most spectacular engineering achievement in lighthouse construction on Lake Huron. Construction in the 1870s cost $406,000.
10 Forrest J. Stimpson House
Forrest J. Stimpson House
May 12, 1980
516 N. Huron Boulevard
45°47′13″N 84°43′37″W / 45.786944°N 84.726944°W / 45.786944; -84.726944 (Forrest J. Stimpson House)
Mackinaw City Forrest J. Stimpson constructed this house in 1882; he used it as a marine recording station, recording the passage of vessels through the straits. The house has been moved from its listed location.

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  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-24). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  5. ^ NRIS gives the location of this site as "address restricted." However, multiple cites, including the MISHPO, place it in the Mill Creek State Park.