Station: Burr Oak, MI

LSMS Burr Oak MI Depot LSMS Burr Oak MI DepotBurr Oak, in St. Joseph County, was settled about 1835. The original Michigan Southern station was named Lock's station after a local land owner, but changed to Burr Oak in 1857. The town was incorporated as a village in 1859.

Burr Oak was located about five miles east of Sturgis and was located on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern's "Old Road" line, which was the original line between Toledo and Chicago via Adrian and Hillsdale.

Photo Info/Credit: Top and 2nd photo, the Lake Shore depot and elevator at Burr Oak. [Alan Loftis collection]