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

Potowatomi Burial Site

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2020
1. Potowatomi Burial Site Marker
Inscription.  The view to the northeast shows the contour of the mound containing the Potawatomi burial site, an area measuring 4 rods square (66 feet), marked by 4 cairns. Is this a natural contour mound or did the natives enhance this site by carrying baskets of soil to the site? A few feet south, near the corner of the rail fences and benches, provides another view of the mound. William Smith, an early pioneer, fenced the 4 rod square burial site, but records indicate by 1861 or earlier, the fence was gone and the sacred grounds were plowed and planted - until August 31, 1992, when the area of 2.4 acres was donated to the Spring Arbor Historical Committee by George and Faith Kline and became Falling Waters Historical Park
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans.
 
Location. 42° 11.333′ N, 84° 34.483′ W. Marker is near Spring Arbor, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on Hammond Road west of Cross Road, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of the Falling Water Park. Touch for map
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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2020
2. Potowatomi Burial Site Marker
. 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); 1835 Spring Arbor Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Episcopal College (within shouting distance of this marker); Potawatomi Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Letter From Mrs Matilda of Albion... March, 1914 (within shouting distance of this marker); Huron Potawatomi Village / Spring Arbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Cross Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Arbor.
 
Potowatomi Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2020
3. Potowatomi Burial Site Marker
Potowatomi Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2020
4. Potowatomi Burial Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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