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

City of Bronson Sesquicentennial

1866-2016

 
 
City of Bronson Sesquicentennial 1866-2016 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 25, 2019
1. City of Bronson Sesquicentennial 1866-2016 Marker
Inscription.  Bronson was named after Jabez B. Bronson, who was the first settler to the area, moving here from Ohio in 1828. He became the first postmaster in 1830, calling it Bronson's Prairie. It was Incorporated as a village in 1866. The name was shortened to Bronson in 1871 when the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad built a rail station in Bronson. Bronson was chartered as a city in 1934 and developed into a fine community. Bronson established a new City Charter in 1985 establishing the Council-Manager form of government. In the fall of 2016 the City celebrated its 150th anniversary.
 
Erected 2016 by Community of Bronson.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 52.36′ N, 85° 11.688′ W. Marker is in Bronson, Michigan, in Branch County. Marker is on North Matteson Road (U.S. 12) north of West Chicago Street (U.S. 12), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronson MI 49028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
City of Bronson Sesquicentennial 1866-2016 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 25, 2019
2. City of Bronson Sesquicentennial 1866-2016 Marker
. Bronson World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Bronson Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bronson High School World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Robert Lowell Davison was born September 12, 1903 in Rushville, Indiana (a few steps from this marker); Cyrus Luce (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronson Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bronson City Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronson.
 
City of Bronson Sesquicentennial 1866-2016 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 25, 2019
3. City of Bronson Sesquicentennial 1866-2016 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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