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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Coldwater, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Branch County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Branch County, MI (78) Calhoun County, MI (117) Hillsdale County, MI (60) Kalamazoo County, MI (77) St. Joseph County, MI (36) LaGrange County, IN (12) Steuben County, IN (35)  BranchCounty(78) Branch County (78)  CalhounCounty(117) Calhoun County (117)  HillsdaleCounty(60) Hillsdale County (60)  KalamazooCounty(77) Kalamazoo County (77)  St.JosephCounty(36) St. Joseph County (36)  LaGrangeCountyIndiana(12) LaGrange County (12)  SteubenCounty(35) Steuben County (35)
Coldwater is the county seat for Branch County
Coldwater is in Branch County
      Branch County (78)  
ADJACENT TO BRANCH COUNTY
      Calhoun County (117)  
      Hillsdale County (60)  
      Kalamazoo County (77)  
      St. Joseph County (36)  
      LaGrange County, Indiana (12)  
      Steuben County, Indiana (35)  
 
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1Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — "A Gathering of Flags" War Memorial — Est. May 24, 2004
Is designed for Coldwater and all of Branch County to fulfill a threefold purpose: to honor, to commemorate and to serve as a lasting tribute for all those who served in war, who were killed in action, who died from their battle wounds or . . . Map (db m165452) WM
2Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — 44th Ill. Infantry
Members of Co. R. 44th Ill. Infantry u/10 fell at the battle of Mone River Nov. 31, 1862Map (db m165463) WM
3Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Allen Tibbets — 1804   –   1891 — Founder of Coldwater —
Allen Tibbets an itinerant Methodist minister who preached the gospel for 15 years came to this prairie in 1830 and purchased 80 acres in section 22 with the help of Joseph Hatchett who owned the adjoining land in 1831 he plotted a village which . . . Map (db m165462) HM
4Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Branch Cemetery
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. . . . Map (db m66771) HM
5Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — L1642C — Branch County / Branch County Courthouse Site
(Obverse Side) Branch County Branch County, named for John Branch, President Andrew Jackson's secretary of the navy, was one of thirteen counties established by the Michigan Territorial Legislature in 1829. The village of Branch, . . . Map (db m66759) HM
6Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Branch County Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial
In honor of the men and women who served their God and Country during the Korean and Vietnam WarsMap (db m66770) WM
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7Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Branch County World War I Memorial — 1917 1919
A tribute to the men of Branch County who in the spirit of loyalty served their country in the World War and in loving memory of those inscribed below who made the supreme sacrifice. Adams, George R. • Alderman, Claude W. • Berger, Harold • . . . Map (db m66692) WM
8Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Branch County World War II Memorial
Memorial To honor those valiant men and women of World War II who gave their lives for God and Country Paul Keller • Richard Symons • Donald Perry • Rollin Johnson • Marion Nutt • Donald Russell • Sidney Palmateer • Harold Van Patten • . . . Map (db m66769) WM
9Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Coldwater Michigan National Guard Armory Memorial
The Michigan National Guard Armory was dedicated in 1917 and was the major information and gathering facility for Branch County's Military, Company A-32. These guns, known as the Maxim-Nordenfeldt Automatics, are anti-aircraft weapons, and they . . . Map (db m66694) WM
10Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Coldwater War Memorial
(Front Panel) To the memory of the soldier dead Erected by Butterworth Woman's Relief Corps No. 31 and the Citizens of Coldwater Dec 1906 (Right Side Panel) To the memory of the soliders of the . . . Map (db m66718) WM
11Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — L657A/281 — First Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized in 1837, the same year that Coldwater became a village, the local Presbyterian society held services in various quarters until 1844 when it erected its first church. It completed the present Romanesque Revival-style brick church in 1869 at . . . Map (db m122218) HM
12Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Frank D. Newberry — Volunteer Soldier
Born at Rochester, Michigan, June 23, 1840 Died at San Jose, California, December 28, 1912 Civil War 1861-1863 Private Duryees Zouaves, 5th N.Y. Inf. Michigan National Guard Enlisted 1876 Commissioned Capt. Co. A, 2nd Regt. . . . Map (db m66691) HM WM
13Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — S489 — Governor Cyrus Gray Luce
On this site lived Cyrus Gray Luce, twenty-seventh Governor of Michigan. Born in Ohio in 1824, he moved to Branch County about 1849. He soon became involved in township, local and state politics, serving on the Board of Agriculture, in the . . . Map (db m66760) HM
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14Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — L2258 — H.C. Lewis Art Gallery / Masonic Temple
H.C. Lewis Art Gallery Businessman Henry Clay Lewis and his wife, Alma, built the original part of this structure in 1869 to house their extensive art collection and make it available to the public. The Italianate building complimented the . . . Map (db m103503) HM
15Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — L1490C — Harriet Quimby
(Front Side) According to a long-standing Quimby family tradition, early aviatrix Harriet Quimby was born in the Coldwater area on May 1, 1875, to Ursula (Cook) and William Quimby. She spent her childhood in Arcadia, Michigan, and Arroyo . . . Map (db m67528) HM
16Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Interact Club
The CHS Interact Club began a community service project in 2019 to commission a downtown mural for Coldwater. The club members chose the design made by Abby Licht, a 2018 CHS graduate and former Interact Club member. We have had tremendous support . . . Map (db m198604) HM
17Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Korean War KIA
Leroy J. Dove Army Pfc E-3 1930 - Est 7/27/50 Robert G. Burch Army Pfc E-3 1931 - 9/14/50 Raymond Rogers Army Sgt E-7 1929 - Est 12/15/50 Marion M. Eck Army Sgt E-5 1923 - 9/1/50 William W. Rose USAF A1C. E-3 1930 - 11/14/50 . . . Map (db m165456) WM
18Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Loomis' Battery — Battery A First Michigan Light Artillery Organized in Coldwater and Known as
This is one of the six ten pounder Parrott guns sent to Loomis Battery by General McClellan at Rich Mountain, West Virginia, to replace the old six pounder brass gun originally supplied the battery, and was in service in West Virginia from July 1st . . . Map (db m66690) HM
19Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Loomis' Battery
Loomis' Battery 1st Mich. Lt. Arty 10 pdr Parrott RifleMap (db m198597) WM
20Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — S275 — Michigan Library Association
The first formal step toward the founding of a state library association was taken by Mary A. Eddy, of the Coldwater Free Public Library, in a letter to Henry M. Utley of the Detroit Public Library on January 13, 1891. They had discussed this matter . . . Map (db m66717) HM
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21Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Old Sam — Born April 4, 1849 Died November 8, 1876
Hero of the Civil War, a beautiful, powerfully built draft horse, was the only survivor of the two hundred horses assigned to the Loomis battery of Michigan, after having been engaged in many battles and skirmishes. Old Sam was wounded several . . . Map (db m66693) HM
22Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Richard L. Bettinger Memorial Gardens
The gardens in the library park have been donated by the family of Richard L. Bettinger in honor of donors who contributed $500 or more to the renovation of the Naomi Davis Home, Branch County's shelterhouse. Individuals and organizations who made . . . Map (db m104982) HM
23Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Sovereign Wings
The bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America when the Great Seal of the United States was adopted on June 20, 1782. To the nation's founders, the eagle represented freedom as well as supreme power and authority. . . . Map (db m198603) HM
24Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — S530B — State Public School at Coldwater / Coldwater Regional Center
State Public School at Coldwater In 1871 the Michigan legislature authorized the building of a special state public school to furnish temporary support and instruction for dependent and neglected children between the ages of four and . . . Map (db m68976) HM
25Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — L19 — The City of Coldwater, 1861-1961
Potawatomie Indians ceded Coldwater Prairie to the United States in 1827. The Indians called it “Chuck-sew-ya-bish,” meaning “cold spring water.” Coldwater is located at the junction of Old Sauk and Fort Wayne Indian trails. . . . Map (db m65858) HM
26Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — This Glass
This glass preserves a section of original mortar which included hand-painted white stripes, a once-fashionable technique called penciling.Map (db m198608) HM
27Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Tibbits Opera House — A Landmark of American Music
Branch County's showplace for the performing arts since 1882. Tibbits Opera House served as the Performing Arts Center between Chicago and Detroit until 1920. The renovated opera house continues to serve the cultural needs of the community. . . . Map (db m198605) HM
28Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — M-23 — To Commemorate the Memory of the Pioneers and First Surveyors — 1825       1925
To Commemorate the memory of The Pioneers and First Surveyors who by perilous efforts over the Indian trail made possible the magnificent highwayMap (db m165472) HM
29Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Vietnam War KIA
Eugene Caswell Army WO-W1 1939 - 5/27/66 Clark Walker Army Sp4 1947 - 1/24/67 Chris Lyon Army Sp E-4 1947 - 2/5/68 Gary Higbee Army Capt 1945 - 8/8/68 Larry Lower Marine LCpl E-3 1949 - 9/26/68 Harold Hawkins Army Cpl E-4 1947 . . . Map (db m165455) WM
30Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — S445 — Wing House Museum
This impressive Second Empire style home with mansard roof was constructed in 1875 for Jay M. Chandler (1850-1884) and his young bride Frances. On this site from 1847-1871 had stood the Parrish flouring mill. Jay, the fourth son of locally prominent . . . Map (db m66761) HM
31Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — World War I KIA
George P. Adams Army Ssg E-6 1897 - 10/23/1918 Edwin R. Bennett Army Pfc E-3 1889 - 10/11/1918 Joe W. Bohacz Army Cpl E-4 1897 - 8/1/1918 Charles R. Burr Army Cpl E-4 1898 - 5/28/1919 Roy B. Cass Navy Pos E-4 1895 - 10/15/1918 Charles M . . . Map (db m165459) WM
32Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — World War II KIA
George I. Scriber Army Private E-2 1913 - 4/16/45 Albert F. McClughen Army Private E-2 1925 - 1/1/45 Roy L. Matheson Navy Seaman E-3 1921 - 10/24/44 John E. Seiler Army Private E-2 1921 - 11/26/44 Charles E. Swihart Navy P03 . . . Map (db m165458) WM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022