Chief Pontiac monument on courthouse lawn

Chief Pontiac Memorial

One of our society's first significant accomplishments was the design, creation, and placement of a memorial dedicated to honoring the City of Pontiac's namesake. On Saturday, September 29, 1936, an arrowhead shaped monument was unveiled on the grounds of the Livingston County Court House. The memorial is dedicated to the famous Ottawa war chief, Pontiac. The stones used in the edifice were gathered locally and the bronze plaques were cast at the Pontiac Reformatory.