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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hillsdale
Hillsdale, Michigan and Vicinity
▶ Hillsdale County (18) ▶ Branch County (53) ▶ Calhoun County (27) ▶ Jackson County (30) ▶ Lenawee County (38) ▶ Steuben County, Indiana (7) ▶ Fulton County, Ohio (12) ▶ Williams County, Ohio (18)
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|This church was incorporated as the First Free Will Baptist Church on November 24, 1855. The congregation met at the Hillsdale College Chapel until the present church was constructed in 1867-68. This Romanesque building was designed by a Chicago . . . — — Map (db m32250) HM|
|The plat for the village of Hillsdale was filed in July, 1839, though the first settlement probably occurred a few years previously. Before that time this area had been inhabited mainly by a band of Potawatomi Indians led by their chief, Baw Beese. . . . — — Map (db m33598) HM|
|In 1844 a group of Freewill Baptists organized Michigan Central College at Spring Arbor. This college was the first in Michigan to grant degrees to women. Moved to Hillsdale in 1853 and chartered by the legislature in 1855, the school was renamed . . . — — Map (db m34216) HM|
|In 1839 Episcopalians held the first church service in Hillsdale. Saint Peter's Church was organized in 1844. The original Gothic Revival church dates from 1859 and forms the sanctuary of the present church. Saint Peter's housed the first pipe organ . . . — — Map (db m33602) HM|
|The origins of Catholicism in Hillsdale County date to the 1840s when Irishmen who worked for the Southern Railroad settled here. In 1853 the Reverend Joseph Kindekens of Adrian and eighty-five people organized St. Anthony's parish. The former . . . — — Map (db m33601) HM|
|Dedicated to the memory of the 280 Michigan Civil War soldiers who lost their lives in America's worst maritime disaster, the sinking of the steamship "Sultana."
These men were among more than 2,200 Union soldiers returning home from Confederate . . . — — Map (db m33960) HM|
|This stone building is a part of the poorhouse that inspired Will Carleton's well-known poem "Over the Hill to the Poorhouse." — — Map (db m32361) HM|