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

Zeeland Cemetery

 
 
Zeeland Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, June 6, 2021
1. Zeeland Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Early Zeeland pioneers and prominent twentieth century figures are buried in Zeeland Cemetery. Dutch immigrants settled Zeeland in 1847 under the leadership of the Reverend Cornelius Vander Meulen and Jannes Vande Luyster. The city’s first cemetery, located at the southeast corner of Church Street and Central Avenue, was used from 1847 to 1852. In 1853, Vande Luyster sold this site to the community for use as a cemetery. Maples, white pines, spruce, cedar and yew create a park-like setting. Many area veterans are buried here, their graves marked with identical white marble tombstones. In addition to early pioneers, Zeeland Cemetery contains the remains of prominent political figures and entrepreneurs.
 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2081.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 42° 48.497′ N, 86° 0.839′ 
Zeeland Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, June 6, 2021
2. Zeeland Cemetery Marker
Looking East, with cemetery in the background.
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W. Marker is in Zeeland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Lincoln Avenue and South Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E Lincoln Ave, Zeeland MI 49464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Reformed Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan's "Chick Center" (approx. 0.2 miles away); P. Henry De Pree / P. Henry De Pree House (approx. ¼ mile away); Veneklasen Brick Company / Veneklasen Brick (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Groningen / Jan Rabbers (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Groningen Cemetery / Groningen (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Van Raalte Farm (approx. 3 miles away); Ebenezer Reformed Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zeeland.
 
More about this marker. Located inside the Zeeland Cemetery entrance located at S. Church St and E. Lincoln Ave. This entrance is noted for its circle drive with its War Veterans Memorial Monument in the center. The historical marker is located on the outer perimeter of the circle drive, behind the memorial on the left side (SE section of the circle drive).
 
Zeeland Cemetery, World War Veterans section of the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Garman, June 6, 2021
3. Zeeland Cemetery, World War Veterans section of the cemetery.
This section is in the northwest area of the cemetery bordered by East Lincoln Avenue to the north and Sewer Plant Road to the west.
Zeeland Cemetery War Veterans Memorial Monument with Historical Marker in the Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, June 6, 2021
4. Zeeland Cemetery War Veterans Memorial Monument with Historical Marker in the Background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022