Centennial Farm

Since 1948, the Michigan Historical Commission has recognized over 6,000 centennial farms. To achieve this milestone, the farm must have been owned and operated by the members of the same family for one hundred years.

In order to obtain certification, the owner must submit a completed application package demonstrating that the farm meets the following established criteria:

  • It must be a working farm.
  • It must have minimum of 10 acres.
  • Ownership must have remained in the same family for one hundred or more consecutive years.
  • The relationship of the present owner to the owner of one hundred years must be clearly stated.
  • The continuous family ownership must be documented.
  • The farm owner must provide photographs of the farm house, out buildings and an overall view of the complex buildings.
  • Documentation including land records that show the continuous chain of title is required.
  • A site plan showing the location of the farm structures and landscape features must also accompany the application.

For more information about the application process, contact the Awards and Recognition Coordinator, The Historical Society of Michigan, 1305 Abbor Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 324-1828 or hsm@hsmichigan.org. Additional information can also be found at their website.

Cloverland Service Area Centennial Farms

County: Chippewa
Community: Goetzville
Owner: Caroline Hank
Established: 1913

County: Chippewa
Community: Dafter
Owner: Stanley and Joyce Atkinson
Established: 1902

County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Ste. Marie
Owner: Clare W. Hendee
Established: 1884

County: Chippewa
Community: Dafter
Owner: Merlin and Barbara Fegan
Established: 1903
County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Ste. Marie
Owner: Robert and Kathleen Butler
Established: 1877
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: Ruth Stevenson
Established: 1890
County: Chippewa
Community: Stalwart
Owner: George and Mary Sims
Established:1889
County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Ste. Marie
Owner: James and Donna Batho
Established: 1903
County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Ste. Marie
Owner: Richards and Cheryl Arbic
Established: 1983
County: Chippewa
Community: Barbeau
Owner: Brian and Ann Scales
Established: 1887
County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Ste. Marie
Owner: Carl and Ann Eagle
Established: 1875
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: Clarence and Georgiana Libby
Established: 1896
County: Chippewa
Community: Dafter
Owner: Robert and Ann Schwiderson
Established: 1888
County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Ste. Marie
Owner: Karl and Carol Shunk
Established: 1898
County: Chippewa
Community: Paradise
Owner: Loren and Sharon House
Established: 1884
County: Chippewa
Community: Goetzville
Owner: Harold and Barbara Schmitigal
Established: 1899
County: Mackinac
Community: Moran
Owner: Ron and Stella Obeshaw
Established: 1862
County: Mackinac
Community: Germfask
Owner: Geraldine and Edgar Holbrook
Established: 1893
County: Luce
Community: McMillan
Owner: Raymond Milton and Jackie Schaefer
Established: 1882
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: Alan and Karen Raynard
Established: 1877
County: Luce
Community: McMillan
Owner: Max and Susan Macaulay
Established:1896
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: Roger and Debra Desormeaux
Established: 1903
County: Luce
Community: Newberry
Owner: Don and Frances Anderson
Established: 1909
County: Luce
Community: McMillan
Owner: Keith and Ann Kalnbach
Established: 1892
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: Melvin and Cathy Thorne
Established: 1910
County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Sainte Marie
Owner: John and Constance Graham
Established: 1881
County: Chippewa
Community: Brimley
Owner: Doris Hoornstra
Established: 1888
County: Chippewa
Community: Dafter
Owner: Gary and Brian Norton
Established: 1881
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: Gerald and Brent Cottle
Established: 1888
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: Stanley Oakman Kennedy
Established: 1885
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: John and Audry McDonald
Established: 1899
County: Delta
Community: Garden
Owner: Della Tatrow & Mary Ellen Steele
Established:1862
County: Delta
Community: Garden
Owner: Frank Wesley Gray
Established: 1856
County: Schoolcraft
Community: Manistique
Owner: James Weber
Established: 1893
County: Schoolcraft
Community: Gulliver
Owner: Leland and Noma Pawley
Established: 1888
County: Chippewa
Community: Stalwart
Owner: Phil and Jeffrey Schmitigal
Established: 1878
County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Sainte Marie
Owner: May, June and James Eagle
Established: 1862
County: Chippewa
Community: Pickford
Owner: Della Fountain
Established: 1911
County: Chippewa
Community: Sault Ste. Marie
Owner: Arlen and Lovada Bell
Established: 1907

 

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