Union City in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Coldwater River & Bridge
Union City Heritage Water Trail
Erected 2016 by Union City Heritage Water Trail. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Bridges & Viaducts • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Union City Heritage Water Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
Location. 42° 3.907′ N, 85° 7.705′ W. Marker is in Union City, Michigan, in Branch County. Marker can be reached from Coldwater Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union City MI 49094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union City Creamery (within shouting distance of this marker); Narrow Gauge Railway to the Cement Factory (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Union" of the Rivers (about 700 feet away); Union City Iron Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randall Dam & Start of Millrace (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.P. Palmer Launch and & Railroad Trestle (approx. ¼ mile away); The St. Joe Tavern & The Bucket (approx. ¼ mile away); First Fire Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
More about this marker. There are 28 of these markers comprising the Union City Heritage Water Trail on the Coldwater River and the St. Joseph River launched in 2016 for the village's Sesquicentennial. These markers can be viewed by paddling the 5 mile stretch of river from the JP Palmer Launch in the Village of Union City to the Riley Dam on the SW Corner of Union Lake. Most of these markers CANNOT by accessed by foot as they are on private property along the river. Please do not trespass. More details can be found at www.uchwt.com
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 12, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.