The Carleton, Michigan seal depicts five important areas of our heritage. The
flag symbolizes cherished freedom and the memory of those who served the country through the years. The
church emphases the strong religious influence in the building of the community. The farmer, plow, growing
corn, and stalk of wheat symbolize the influence agriculture had on the development of the area. The train
engine symbolizes the four cross road settlements of Clark City, Athlone, Grafton, and Briar Hill that were the forerunners
of the community of Carleton. The industrial structure represents the birth of modern heavy industry in
the Carleton area.
combine to honor Carleton’s heritage and symbolize the spirit that has in the past and will in the future make Carleton
a superior community in which to live and work.