Jacobsville

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Jacobsville

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Lake Linden, MI 49945
United States
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Take the Bootjack Road southeast out of Lake Linden to the Jacobsville Road to Jacobsville. It was started in 1887 as a fishing village at the mouth of the Portage River. It was the site of the sa ...
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Take the Bootjack Road southeast out of Lake Linden to the Jacobsville Road to Jacobsville. It was started in 1887 as a fishing village at the mouth of the Portage River. It was the site of the sandstone quarry that provided the building material for many of the Copper Country's businesses and churches. Jacobsville sandstone also made its way to many cities in the eastern United States. In 1900 it had a population of 800.

Walton Smith, Lake Linden Historian, said in the early days there were 2 churches, a Finnish Lutheran Church and a Congregational Church and then later an Apostolic Lutheran church.  L.H. Hennes & Co. had a store in the 1880s.  There was an 8 grade school and a high school but after the quarry closed it became a one room school with only 8 grades and the high schoolers were bussed to the Lake Linden-Hubbell school.

The old Jacobsville church is still used by worshipers during the summer months.
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