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Spring Arbor in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor

 
 
Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2020
1. Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor Marker
Inscription.  This survey map was done by Sheridan Surveyors in 2011, which establishes the Potawatomi burial site described in local abstracts. A letter written by James Taylor, June 4, 1835 (shown here at the right) describes this historic site.

The complete letter and drawing of the village site by James Taylor may be seen at the covered information building near the parking lot.

An Article published in 1847 in the Jackson Patriot implies thai another Potawatomi may be buried at this site - Jackpotawatomi. He was killed by the local Ottawas, because he had killed so many of their braves in retaliation for the Ottawas killing his young son, Oakamee. It was stated that he was captured and burned at the stake between Concord and Spring Arbor.

This place was once name by the of Indian Villig the Indians had ther wigwoms here made of bark severel of them but are now distride but ther is sum Indians Chefo graves on a hill five bodies I think which the white men have fenced round that pigs and boys can not ditrad the bons and this pleses the redmen well wen they come past the oguas pated the ground and went of. This place is

Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2020
2. Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor Marker
now cald Spring Arbor oy account of the meney springs and with respecting to temperance and morels this place escells all for its sese the forst setelers cam in 4 hires a goe and now a hundred and one have sined the tempree papers, I have sined it
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 11.333′ N, 84° 34.45′ W. Marker is in Spring Arbor, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on Hammond Road, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of the Falling Water Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Arbor MI 49283, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Free-Will Baptist College (a few steps from this marker); Potawatomi Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Potowatomi Burial Site (within shouting distance of this marker); 1835 Spring Arbor Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Episcopal College (within shouting distance of this marker); Huron Potawatomi Village / Spring Arbor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Letter From Mrs Matilda of Albion... March, 1914 (about 300 feet away); Ed Cross Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Arbor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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