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Coldwater in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Allen Tibbets

1804   –   1891

 

— Founder of Coldwater —

 
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By TeamOHE, December 26, 2019
1. Allen Tibbets Marker
Inscription.  Allen Tibbets an itinerant Methodist minister who preached the gospel for 15 years came to this prairie in 1830 and purchased 80 acres in section 22 with the help of Joseph Hatchett who owned the adjoining land in 1831 he plotted a village which was named Lyons after Tibbets birthplace in New York state. The village name was changed to Coldwater or Chuck-Sey-ya-Bish, an Indian word for the waters and streams flowing west of the village.

Tibbets daughter born June 11, 1832 was the first white child born in Coldwater.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1832.
 
Location. 41° 56.733′ N, 85° 1.9′ W. Marker is in Coldwater, Michigan, in Branch County. Marker is at the intersection of Willow Lane and West Chicago Street, on the left when traveling north on Willow Lane. Located in Oak Grove Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 809 W Chicago St, Coldwater MI 49036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 44th Ill. Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);

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By TeamOHE, December 26, 2019
2. Allen Tibbets Marker
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To Commemorate the Memory of the Pioneers and First Surveyors (about 400 feet away); Vietnam War KIA (about 800 feet away); World War II KIA (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War KIA (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I KIA (approx. 0.2 miles away); "A Gathering of Flags" War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Branch Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldwater.
 
 
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