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Historical Markers in Hillsdale, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Hillsdale 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 Hillsdale County, MI (36) Branch County, MI (71) Calhoun County, MI (104) Jackson County, MI (43) Lenawee County, MI (121) Steuben County, IN (13) Fulton County, OH (93) Williams County, OH (81)  HillsdaleCounty(36) Hillsdale County (36)  BranchCounty(71) Branch County (71)  CalhounCounty(104) Calhoun County (104)  JacksonCounty(43) Jackson County (43)  LenaweeCounty(121) Lenawee County (121)  SteubenCountyIndiana(13) Steuben County (13)  FultonCountyOhio(93) Fulton County (93)  WilliamsCounty(81) Williams County (81)
Hillsdale is in Hillsdale County
      Hillsdale County (36)  
      Branch County (71)  
      Calhoun County (104)  
      Jackson County (43)  
      Lenawee County (121)  
      Steuben County, Indiana (13)  
      Fulton County, Ohio (93)  
      Williams County, Ohio (81)  
 
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1Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — L2299 — Camp Woodbury / Lewis Emery Park
On Lewis Emery Drive south of State Road, on the left when traveling south.
Camp Woodbury On July 2, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for troops for the Union Army. Men from Monroe, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties met in Hillsdale to form the Eighteenth Michigan Infantry Regiment. Local mill . . . Map (db m165558) HM
2Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — L1275 — College Baptist Church
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
3Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — S0294 — Hillsdale
On Howell Street at McCollum Street, on the left when traveling south on Howell Street.
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
4Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — S0230 — Hillsdale College
Near East College Street.
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
5Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — Potter's Field
On E. Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west.
Oak Grove Cemetery was privately owned when a section was set aside for its Potter's Field. This was a place for the indigent to be laid to rest. About fifty people are buried here, with some in the woods and most without a grave marker. The . . . Map (db m165571) HM
6Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — L1985 — Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
On South Broad Street (State Highway 99) at Cook Street/East Bacon Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Broad Street.
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
7Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — L2290 — Sandy Beach / Baw Beese Lake
On Lakeview Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Sandy Beach People began using Sandy Beach as a popular, but informal, swimming spot in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1955 nine Hillsdale County residents formed the Baw Beese Memorial Park Association to acquire and convert . . . Map (db m160830) HM
8Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — L1645 — St. Anthony's Catholic Church
On North Broad Street (State Highway 99), on the left when traveling south.
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
9Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — Sultana
On North Broad Street (State Highway 99) at McCollum Street, on the right when traveling south on North Broad Street.
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
10Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — The Oak Grove Cemetery Association
Near West Montgomery Street at North West Street, on the right when traveling west.
The Oak Grove Cemetery Association held it first meeting November 21, 1859, with by-laws and constitution adopted six months later. During the Civil War, the Cemetery fell into disrepair and became "a disgrace to our town." In 1867, "The Ladies . . . Map (db m165570) HM
11Michigan (Hillsdale County), Hillsdale — The Will Carleton Poor House
On North Wolcott Street, 0.2 miles north of East Bacon Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
 
 
Dec. 7, 2021