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Near Dowagiac in Cass County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indian Lake Cemetery

 
 
Indian Lake Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
1. Indian Lake Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Indian Lake Cemetery has been in use since the 1840s and contains the remains of many of the earliest settlers of Silver Creek Township. Many of the community’s first funerals were held in a log schoolhouse immediately to the south of here. In 1852 William Ridenour deeded the property containing the growing cemetery to the township, and in 1869, the township sold the property to the Indian Lake Cemetery Association. In addition to the graves of early settlers, the cemetery contains those of many veterans, including two who fought in the War of 1812 and several who served in the Civil War. Pioneering surgeon Alice Conklin (1868-1958) is also interred here.
 
Erected 2013 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L1724.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 0.359′ N, 86° 11.621′ W. Marker is near Dowagiac, Michigan, in Cass County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Sink Road, on the right when traveling west on School Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dowagiac MI 49047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured
Indian Lake Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
2. Indian Lake Cemetery Marker
View to east along School Street
as the crow flies. First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dowagiac Civil War Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); Willis M. Farr (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dowagiac World War II - Korean Conflict - Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); 19th Michigan Infantry Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); St. Paul's Church / Episcopal Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dowagiac World War I Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dowagiac.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Alice Iva Conklin & Women in Early Medicine. Article by Jeannie Watson. (Submitted on July 15, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Indian Lake Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
3. Indian Lake Cemetery
Indian Lake Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
4. Indian Lake Cemetery
Log Schoolhouse Site image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
5. Log Schoolhouse Site
Site now occupied by school building built in 1865
Headstone of Thomas True, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
6. Headstone of Thomas True, Jr.
Civil War Veteran
Co. B 7th Michigan Cavalry
Grave Site of Dr. Alice Iva Conklin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
7. Grave Site of Dr. Alice Iva Conklin
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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