Native Americans call the area Big Rocks
Land speculators purchase first land in the area1836First settlers reach Oneida Township
John Russell settles just west of Grand Ledge Henry Trench settles land in what will become downtown Grand Ledge.However after a few years he returns East.
Edmund Lampson settles land that will become Grand Ledge.
John Russell and Abram Smith build a dam across the river just upstream of where the bridge now stands.
Settlers choose Grand Ledge as the name of the new village The Post Office is established Russell, Smith and David Taylor build the first saw mill located next to the new dam on the southside.
Using wood from the new sawmill, Abram Smith builds his home on Jefferson Street, the first home built of lumber and not logs in the village School is first held in the Smith home Red School is build on the northside where Greenwood School is today Baptist Church organizes and holds meetings in the Smith home Methodist Church organizes and holds meetings in the Smith home Reuben Wood and Nathan Allen open first store located on the northside.
First wooden bridge is built over the river. Original Plat of the village is layout and adopted on October 28.
Congregational Church organizes Flour Mill is build by the dam on Water Street on the northside.
George Loveless begins pottery works west of the village along West Jefferson. This is believed to be the first pottery in the State.
The Stone School is built next to the Red School.
Congregational Church is built on East Front Street.
Railroad comes to the northside of the village The Grand Ledge Independent is founded.
The Iron Bridge is built The White School is built on Lampson Street on southside1871Grand Ledge is incorporated into a Village by the State on April 8th.
John Burtch begins the Seven Islands Resort by launching the Dolly Varden steamer and building a small boarding house on Second Island German Luthern Church is organized and a church is build next to the Red School.
Methodists build a brick church on West Scott Street Baptist build a brick church on West Scott Street across from the Methodists.
S.M. Hewings purchases the Seven Islands Resort.
Island House Hotel is built on Second Island.
Grand Ledge Chair Company is found and located on Bridge Street.
Grand Ledge Sewer Pipe Company is formed. A plant is built on West Jefferson Fireman's Hall is built on the corner of Bridge and River streets to house the Firestation and Village Hall Julian Scott Mudge buys the Seven Islands Resort.
Mudge builds new lower or Stone Dam, the dam remains today Northside School is built on site of Red School Union School is built on Lampson Street next to White School.
Railroad Trestle or High Bridge is built to bring the railroad south of the river Grand Ledge become the second city in the State, after Lansing, to get electric lights During this era the Seven Islands Resort gets 60,000 or 70,000 visitors per year.
J.S.Mudge builds a roller coaster on the Islands. Believed to be the first coaster in Michigan.
Grand Ledge is incorporated as a City.
Spiritualists Association creates campground, later to become Fitzgerald Park.
New Depot is build on Washington Street.
Soldiers Memorial Cannon is dedicated in Oakwood Cemetery.
American Vitrified buys the Grand Ledge Sewer Pipe Company.
Crawford Chair Company opens in new factory on Orchard Street.
Congregational Church moves into its new building on the corner of Bridge and Front.
Grand Ledge Chair Company moves to its new building on Perry Street Grand Ledge Clay Products is formed. A factory is built on West Jefferson across from American Vitifried Company.
The Water tower or Standpipe is built on northside.
Cement Bridge is built.
Methodists tear down old church and build new on in its place Trinity Episcopal Church builds on East Jefferson.
Doty Greenhouse is founded.
Baker Clay Company is formed. Later will become Grand Ledge Face Brick Company. New plant is built on the Northside on Tallman Road.
Bridge Street is paved with bricks.
City buys Spirtualist Campground and renames it Riverside Park.
New High School (now Sawdon) is built of Grand Ledge brick.
Crawford Chair Company becomes Hoerner Chair Company Library is built of Grand Ledge brick.
Lion's Head Rock is damaged by blasting for new sewer system Seventh Day Adventist campground is founded on Saginaw Road.
Frank D Fitzgerald is elected Governor of Michigan from 1935 to 1936.
New Post Office is built of Grand Ledge brick Governor Fitzgerald is reelected to office but dies March 16th.
City renames Riverside Park as Fitzgerald Park St Michael's Church is built on corner of Jefferson and Taylor.
on December 7th the Memorial Grove is dedicated at Cemetery.
The last coal mine in Grand Ledge on the Haueter Farm on Tallman Road is closed.
Grand Ledge Face Brick closes.