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

The Oak Grove Cemetery Association

 
 
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Photographed 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. A significant historical date for this entry is November 21, 1859.
 
Location. 41° 56.45′ N, 84° 

The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 28, 2019
2. The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker
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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 walking distance of this marker. Potter's Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillsdale College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Victory Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dorothy D. and Joseph A. Moller Amphitheater (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lorado Taft Statue of 1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kresge Plaza (approx. 0.7 miles away); Liberty Tree Descendent (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsdale.
 
The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 28, 2019
3. The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker
The Oak Grove Cemetery Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 6, 2022