Bath is an unincorporated community located within Bath Township in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated just north of exit 92 off Interstate 96 about 5 miles north of East Lansing.
Bath is at latitude 42° 49' north and longitude 84° 26' west. The ZIP code is 48808 and the FIPS place code is 05880.
On May 18, 1927, in what became known as the Bath School Disaster, Andrew Kehoe, a cash-strapped farmer and local school board member killed his wife, bombed every building on his farm before detonating explosives he had secretly installed under the school building. He later drove to the school in a truck rigged with more explosives which he detonated while in a struggle with the school superintendent. In all, Kehoe killed 44 people and himself, in the worst school violence in U.S. history. Only half of the 1000 lb (450 kg). of explosives set under the school went off, probably greatly lowering the death toll. Thirty-eight out of the 314 students, three teachers, the superintendent, the postmaster and a local farmer assisting at the scene were killed. Most of the dead were between 4 and 8 years old. Fifty-eight others were injured.
Web Sites and Links
AirNav: 41G - University AirparkComplete aeronautical information including location, runways, taxiways, navaids, radio frequencies, FBO information, fuel prices, sunrise and sunset times, aerial photo, airport diagram.
Bath Community SchoolsLinks to schools, school board, and media center. School calendar and news.
BathMI.comProvides the community with news, events, organization contacts, limited government related news and information. Owned, designed, and published by private individuals.
Hazel Ridge Workshop and GalleryMeet Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen and his partner Robbyn Smith and their daughters Kelly and Heather. Gijsbert is an artist, illustrator, muralist, and teacher. Includes educational nature programs, photos, and virtual art gallery.
Zelinski Builders, Inc.Builder of light commercial and residential structures. Photos and contact details provided.