Coal Creek Crossing,
formerly Hard Crossing, was about one
or one and one-half miles north of Verdi.
On May 4, 1964, a man at Niles said you could
still see the old trail that goes across the crossing,
where the old dugout school was located. The first
school was a dugout on land hornesteaded
by Josiah Hooker.
The Coal Creek Post Office was established
October 3, 1866 about one and one-half miles
north of Verdi, on the west side of the creek,
with James L. Ingersoll as Postmaster. John J. Little was married
in the post office.
In 1879 it was changed to Georgetown (Ottawa County Museum Files)
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