Union City in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
J.P. Palmer Launch and & Railroad Trestle
Union City Heritage Water Trail
Erected 2016 by Union City Heritage Water Trail. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Union City Heritage Water Trail series list.
Location. 42° 3.7′ N, 85° 7.651′ W. Marker is in Union City, Michigan, in Branch County. Marker is on Coldwater St.. While most of these Union City Heritage Water Trail are on private property and meant be viewed from the Coldwater an St. Joe Rivers this one can be seen at the launch on the Coldwater River on Village Property. Turn into the area marked for the kayak launch in the southeast corner of the village along Coldwater St at the west side of the bridge on Coldwater St. (known by various mapping programs also as Union City Rd. and Coldwater Rd.--occasionally GPS mapping programs put this address far out of the village of Union City and near Hodunk, MI. in this case the program is error) and is on Union City Village property. Continue along the drive back to the launch area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Coldwater St, Union City, MI, 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. Randall Dam & Start of Millrace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coldwater River & Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Union City Creamery (approx. ¼ mile away); Union City Iron Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Narrow Gauge Railway to the Cement Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Union" of the Rivers (approx. 0.4 miles away); The St. Joe Tavern & The Bucket (approx. 0.4 miles away); Riverside Hotel, Duo Coach & UCI (approx. 0.4 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 2. 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 July 8, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 8, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.