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

The Oak Grove Cemetery Association

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 28, 2019
1. The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker
Inscription.  The Oak Grove Cemetery Association held it first meeting November 21, 1859, with by-laws and constitution adopted six months later. During the Civil War, the Cemetery fell into disrepair and became "a disgrace to our town."

In 1867, "The Ladies of the Oak Grove Cemetery Association" was formed, raising funds and working diligently to improve the Cemetery grounds.

In 1870, the stone arch over the original entrance was donated by the Ladies, and later the fencing along Montgomery Street. The arch was torn down due to safety concerns c. 1960.

This monument, using some of the original archway stones, stands in honor of "The Ladies” of 1870.

This project is a joint effort between the Hillsdale County Historical Society and the Mitchell Research Center and is in memory of the late James O. Taylor.
 
Erected by Hillsdale County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US CivilWomen.
 
Location. 41° 56.45′ N, 84° 

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By TeamOHE, December 28, 2019
2. The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker
38.333′ W. Marker is in Hillsdale, Michigan, in Hillsdale County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Montgomery Street and North West Street, on the right when traveling west. Located in Oak Grove Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsdale MI 49242, 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. Potter's Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillsdale College (approx. 0.6 miles away); College Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hillsdale (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sultana (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Anthony's Catholic Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Will Carleton Poor House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsdale.
 
The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 28, 2019
3. The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker
The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 28, 2019
4. The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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