This old street sign is hidden away in a thick grove of trees, that's likely why it has not been touched in decades by the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County. We think it's the oldest road sign in the country.

The sign assembly above is near Scotts at QR Ave and 35th Street. The pole is set back from the road a bit.

The True Oldest Sign in Kalamazoo County?

Perhaps even older than the metal sign blade in Scotts above is a faded wooden post located on the east county line between Richland and Battle Creek. The post is at the corner of 48th Street (County Line Road) and DE Ave.

And to be perfectly clear - we are in no way asking for the Road Commission to replace these signs. It's a delight to have this nearly lost history along the sides of our roads.

Eric Meier/TSM
Eric Meier/TSM