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Near Coldwater in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Branch Cemetery

 
 
Branch Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
1. Branch Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The plat for the Village of Branch was signed the 16th day of March 1832 in Detroit by Sol. Sibley a Supreme Court judge for the Territory of Michigan. The proprietors Elisha Warren, De Gormo Jones, and Ebenezer S. Sibley also signed.
   The plat is recorded on Page Eight of Liber #1 Register of Deeds.
   The lots, 77 thru 80 in the southwest section were designated for a burial ground. This location was evidently never used, as the existing Branch cemetery is located just north of the Branch plat. No designated lots for the present site have been found as the abstract has been lost.
   These few broken and scattered grave stones were found.
   The cemetery site is preserved 3,500 feet s.w. of this marker.
 
Location. 41° 56.212′ N, 85° 2.919′ W. Marker is near Coldwater, Michigan, in Branch County. Marker is at the intersection of Airport Drive and Airview Drive, on the right when traveling east on Airport Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of main building of the Branch County Memorial Airport. Marker is in this post office area: Coldwater MI 49036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harriet Quimby (a few steps from
Branch Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
2. Branch Cemetery Marker
this marker); Governor Cyrus Gray Luce (approx. 2.4 miles away); Branch County / Branch County Courthouse Site (approx. 2.5 miles away); Branch County Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Branch County World War II Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Coldwater War Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Loomis' Battery (approx. 2.5 miles away); Richard L. Bettinger Memorial Gardens (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldwater.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Back Side of Base of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
3. Back Side of Base of Marker
Cemetery Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
4. Cemetery Headstone
Close-up of headstone incorporated into the support base of the back side of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on July 11, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on July 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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