Introduction to Gladstone, Michigan
The area now known as Gladstone was established by the Soo Line Railroad. It was originally called Saunders Point, in honor of Captain Nate Saunders. On October 12th, 1887, Gladstone was officially incorporated as a village and it was incorporated as a city on March 5th, 1888. Flour milling was an important business in the town's early years. The community was renamed Gladstone, in honor of William Ewart Gladstone, the British Premier.
Gladstone and Nearby Attractions
- Marquette County Historical Society Museum
- Rock Island State Park
- National Ski Hall of Fame
- J.W. Wells State Park
- Historic Fayette Townsite
- Palms Book State Park
Things To Do In Gladstone
Opportunities to play golf are available at Gladstone Golf Course, Terrace Bluff Golf Course and Irish Oaks Golf Course. Parks including Rock Island State Park, J.W. Wells State Park, and Indian Lake State Park are only a short day-trip away. Museums nearby include Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Marquette County Historical Society Museum, National Ski Hall of Fame, and Historic Fayette Townsite.
Sawyer International Airport is the nearest major international airport.
Gladstone Higher Education
Colleges near Gladstone include Northern Michigan University and Bay de Noc Community College.