Union City in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The French & Trading Posts
Union City Heritage Water Trail
Erected by Union City Heritage Water Trail. (Marker Number 18.)
Topics and series. Colonial Era • Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Union City Heritage Water Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1718.
Location. 42° 3.905′ N, 85° 8.212′ W. Marker is in Union City, Michigan, in Branch County. This marker is on private property please do not attempt to access it by trespassing on foot. It is meant to be viewed by paddling the St. Joseph River as part of the Union City Heritage Water Trail. It is on the north bank of the river a few hundred yards west of the Broadway Bridge in the south end of the Union City business district. 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 Milling and Mill Race Outlet (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flood of 1908 & Broadway Bridge "Island" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Riverview Park (about 500 feet away); Titlow House & Parachute Factory (about 500 feet away); The Park Street "Spencer" Bridge (about 600 feet away); Union City Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Chivas & Jack's Grocery (about 800 feet away); Caille Richards Company (approx. 0.2 miles 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
Also see . . . Union City Heritage Water Trail Marker 18. This link will take you to the official Union City Heritage Water Trail page for this marker which contains additional photos and information. (Submitted on June 16, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 16, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.